Catherine was born Sept 7, 1915 and died peacefully on July 13, 2009. She was born and raised in Jasper, Indiana and moved to Indianapolis in 1950 where she was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church until her death. She enjoyed being a member of the King's Court at the Church and particularly enjoyed playing bridge at the K of C, Riviera Club and with other friends in the neighborhood. As one of the many mementos that she received stated, "There is a special place in Heaven for the mother of three boys."
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Leighton; her son Richard K. Leighton; and her daughter-in-law, Lucy L. Leighton. She is survived by her sons, Alan and David Leighton; daughters-in-law Sue Leighton and Anne Leighton; grandchildren Susan Taylor, Ana Georgopulis, Sheila Leighton, Leo Leighton, Michele Pettrone, Cristy Fillenwarth, Jennifer Leet, and Erik Leighton; great-grandchildren Madison Taylor, Amanda Taylor, Austin Taylor, David "Nick" Georgopulis, Jack Georgopulis, Kaitlyn Leighton, Alexander Leighton, Joseph Fillenwarth, Sarah Fillenwarth, Andrew Fillenwarth, Nicholas Pettrone, Samuel Pettrone, Rachel Leighton, and Ryan Leighton.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Christ the King on Thursday, July 16th at 11:00 with visitation one hour prior to Mass.
She is laid to rest at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
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