Catherine Amans Wardell of Wilmington, DE, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on June 10, 2021 at the age of 91. “Kate” was lovingly cared for by her devoted husband, Weston B. Wardell Jr. and daughter, Linda following a stroke in 2009. She never complained about her decline in health and lived to share her faith in Christ and pray for family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Maurice and Viola (Harris) Amans and sister, June Streamer.
Kate was a graduate of Blasdell High School and Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, New York. She was employed by Connecticut General as a Business Manager. After marrying “Wes” she enjoyed being a homemaker and poured her love and devotion into her family and friends. Kate and Wes were married for 65 years.
Kate was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church where she served as deacon, elder, trustee and Stephen Minister. She was active for many years with New Castle Presbyterian Women serving as PW Moderator, and as Co-Moderator of several Women’s Retreats. As Moderator, she visited every church in the Presbytery and attended numerous Gatherings. She used her gifts to encourage and inspire others in growing their faith in Jesus Christ. She helped with American Field Service and her family hosted an exchange student from Sweden. After Wes retired they enjoyed helping with Habitat for Humanity and Urban Promise.
Kate’s interests were many. She was a talented seamstress able to make amazing beautiful tailored garments and dresses for herself, her children and others. She was a voracious reader of books and was a “news junkie” reading all types of newspapers and magazines, and listening to all genres of talk radio programs to glean helpful information for herself, family and friends. She loved studying the Bible most of all and for years attended “Bible Study for Today” and Presbyterian Women’s Circles. Wes and Kate enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends and put in many miles traveling to take care of their beach property in Cape May, NJ. Kate loved cooking for her family and had many special recipes passed down from both her and Wes’s family that became family meal traditions at holidays. She was a true Proverbs 31 woman.
She is survived by her loving husband, Wes, and three daughters: Carrie, wife of Herbert Stine, Linda Wardell, Sara, wife of Timothy Smith. Seven grandchildren: Christian, Esther, John and Ben Stine, and Dan, husband of Allison, Chris, and Weston Smith and 1 great grandchild, seven nieces and five nephews.
A private Memorial Service and interment is planned. Catherine will be buried at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Catherine’s name to Urban Promise of Wilmington, Delaware, or Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County.