Catherine Irene Poole Chaney, 93, of Frederick, Maryland, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, with her loving family by her side. She was married to the late Walter E. Chaney for 64 years.
Born on December 5, 1925, in Cedar Grove, Maryland, Catherine was the daughter of the late Willis A. and Anne E. (Phebus) Poole. She graduated from Mount Airy High School in 1943. Upon graduation, Catherine obtained a position at Hochschild Kohn and Company in Baltimore. She held various jobs in Mount Airy, as she chose to work close to home while her children were young. Catherine later worked at AT&T in Monrovia, MD, and retired in 1990 after 20 years of service. She was a longtime member of Calvary Methodist Church of Mount Airy and also attended Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church in Mount Airy and Williamsport Methodist Church, Williamsport, MD. Most recently, Catherine attended church services at the Chapel at Homewood in Frederick, MD. She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Mount Airy. While residing at Homewood, Catherine was a member of the Hospitality Committee and the Homewood Auxiliary, and also volunteered many hours at the Help Desk. She enjoyed, bowling, baking, crocheting, reading, walking, dancing, and traveling, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and her favorite four-legged fur babies, Toby and Taylor.
Catherine is survived by one son, Bruce Chaney and wife Sharon of Mount Airy; two daughters, Renee Chaney of Lewes, Delaware and Kim Bross and husband Joe of Naples, Florida; grandchildren, Noel Chaney of Clarksburg, Sean Michael Chaney and wife Molly of Mount Airy, and Elyse Buchbinder and husband Joshua of Cockeysville; and great-grandchildren, Braden Chaney, Noah Chaney, Cameron Chaney, Dexter Buchbinder, and Charlotte Irene Buchbinder. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Michelle Lynn Chaney; and her siblings, John Poole, Laura Chaney, Louise Myers, and Roger Poole.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Stauffer Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Prospect Cemetery, Mount Airy.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marvin Chapel Methodist Church, the Leukemia Society, or The Chapel at Homewood, Frederick, MD.
Quoting Catherine, “Enjoy your life, don’t be sad. Forever keep your loved ones in your heart; remember your family. I had a good life due to the love and support of my family.” Remember the song, “Why Don’t We Just Dance” by Josh Turner.