Former Corbin resident passes away
Janie Catron was active in Republican endeavors
A former Corbin resident, who was long active in Republican politics, passed away Sunday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Janie G. Catron, 72, was a registered nurse by profession, but enjoyed Kentucky politics and worked for 10 years as the Eastern Kentucky Field Representative for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.
"Elaine and I mourn the passing of a dear friend, Janie Catron," McConnell said in a statement released Monday. "Janie served as my field representative in eastern Kentucky for many years when I was first elected to the United States Senate.
"She was a great friend and she will be missed. Elaine and I send our condolences to Janie's family and to all those who knew her."
In 1995, Catron was inducted into the Fifth District Lincoln Club Hall of Fame. The hall of fame was created in 1985 to honor men and women from across Kentucky who have dedicated their lives to promoting the conservative principles of the Republican Party and serve as advocates for civic literacy.
Catron held a number of offices in the Republican Party. In 1977 she became Fifth District Governor of the Kentucky Federation of the Empowered Women and was a long time member of the state central committee and served as secretary of the committee.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the O'Neil-Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Burkhart officiating.
Following the service she will be laid to rest in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Williamsburg. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour Thursday. O'Neil-Lawson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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