Catherine Ann Vinson

Born: 10/06/1939 Passed:

Catherine Ann Vinson, age 80, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020.  She was born October 6, 1939 to the late Thomas and Marie Moran.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George; daughter Dixie McKinney; Grandson David Randig; Brothers, Thomas, Francis, Charles & Paul Moran; and Sisters, Mary Rita Chaten and Patricia Leffler.

She is survived by her children; Candy (Robert) Graham, Christopher (Lori) Buttermore, Deanna McDonald, Gregory (Nancy) Vinson, Laura (David) Hanke, Vicki (Elizabeth) VinHatton; son-in-law, Mark McKinney; grandchildren; Cindy (Jason) Miller, Kristi (Brian) Miller, Michael (Susie) Buttermore, Jessica (Ashley) McDonald, Kyle McDonald, TJ McDonald, Justin (Jessica) Fackler, Matthew (Emily) Fackler, Logan Vinson, Brittany Vinson, Allison (Austin) Givens, Katie McKinney, Claire (Jeremy) McIntire, Forest (Elizabeth) Hanke, Connor Hanke, Colleen Hanke, Leo VinHatton, Evan VinHatton; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Justin, Alexis, Natalie, Tristan, Madeline, Brianna, Harper, Monica, Kiara, Brantley, Lorelai, Sadie, Maximus, Cora;  great-great grandson, David; brother, John (Agnes) Moran and sister, Cecelia Nowakowski.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and no public services are planned.  Condolences and special memories may be shared online at


Heritage Cremation Society




2 Tributes to Catherine Ann Vinson

  1. Vicki VinHatton says:

    One of my favorite memories of my mother was when I was 7 or 8 years old. On a particularly hot and humid July morning, we took a short hike to a creek at the back of our property. We picked a huge bowl of blackberries. For every 3 or 4 berries that my mother put in the bowl, I would eat 1 or 2 as she told me whimsical Irish folk tales. A bumblebee landed on my hand and just as I started to panic, she told me to hold still. She said that if a bumblebee landed on you, it was giving you luck. So, you should just wait until it was done and then it would fly away. After a few seconds, the bee buzzed away and I felt so happy, walking back to the house, waiting for something “lucky” to happen. I have since passed the bumblebee luck story on to my own children.

  2. Mike Eaton says:

    well as a young boy she was a neighbor of ours and it wasn’t long i become part of the family and got by with more than any of the other kids did…..they would give me cigarettes and a sip of cold beer now and then….then of course she cut all of our hair….she wasn’t the best barber in the world but hey it was free…as we grew to be older and as we all moved on to our adult lives we stayed in touch….i moved to Florida and years later i got a phone call and was so surprised to know her and George came down to see me and even stayed several days with me and we had such a great time…..then many many years later i moved to WV. and got a call from Cathy that she was in WV and got directions to come spend the day with me and again we had a very good visit…..she was like a sister to me and in my young age like a mom…..i could go on for hours i had so much fun with the family but now im going to tell one of my best of all story…..just a young boy i went to there house and Cathy and George was in bed….i went in there room and Cathy started laughing so hard she was in tears…ill never forget how hard she was laughing…..then little ol me decided to jerk the covers off of them he he ….its was at that time i learned how fast George could run in only his underwear up white pond drive and thank god i was a faster runner….Cathy r.i.p my friend and wont be long we all be together again……mike Eaton….

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