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Cathy Ploss, 70, Breeding, KY/Niskayuna, NY native (1946-2017)

Cathy had worked at Oshkosh B'Gosh factory in Columbia. She was the matriarch of a large, respected south Adair County family. She was a native of Niskayuna, NY, and a resident of Breeding, KY, at the time of her death in Louisville, KY. She was the daughter of the late Walter Frederick & Hazel Mary Pangburn Thompson. Her husband, Bill Ploss, survives. She leaves 27 direct, and three step living descendants.
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Cathy Ploss age 70 years of the Breeding community passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:45pmET, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, KY.

The family will receive visitors 2pm-5pmCT, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

Cathy Ploss, 70, Breeding, KY/Niskayuna, NY native (1946-2017)

She was born on August 4, 1946 in Niskayuna, New York. She was the daughter of the late Walter Frederick & Hazel Mary Pangburn Thompson. She died Friday, July 7, 2017, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 70 years, 11 months, and three days.

She was preceded in death by one daughter and one son, Kathy Makranszky & Laszlo "Butch" Makranszky, one sister, Mae Wagoner; and four brothers Douglas, William, Richard and Vincent Thompson

She is survived by her husband, Bill Ploss, of Breeding, KY, and the following:
  • Three daughters: Connie Makranszky of Clarksville, IN; Cindy Ploss of Columbia, KY, and Mary (Tim) Merlin of Richmond, KY

  • One son: Gregory Perkins of Columbia, KY

  • Three Step-daughters: Jolene (Dave) Bariteau of New York, Charlene (James) Healey of New York, and Nadene (Danny) Holley of Edmonton, KY

  • Three brothers: Walter Thompson, Donald Thompson and Glen Thompson

  • One sister: Trudy Bender of New York

  • Sixteen grandchildren

  • Seven great grandchildren

  • Several nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives & friends
Cathy had worked at Oshkosh B'Gosh factory in Columbia

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements

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Cathy Ploss, 70, Breeding, KY/Niskayuna, NY native (1946-2017)

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