Catherine N. Edminster, 81, formerly of Church Street, Port Allegany, PA passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Rolling Fields Nursing Home, Conneautville, PA. Born on January 2, 1930, in Brookville, PA, she was a daughter of Alfred P. and Erma E. Ford Mapes. On Oct. 12, 1957, in Titusville, PA, she married Junior Dale ????d???? Edminster, who died Feb. 5, 1977. She was a graduate of the Titusville High School, Class of 1948.

Mrs. Edminster had been employed as a fiscal assistant for Active Aging, Inc. of Meadville, and also worked part time with the Community Nurses Support Services, before her retirement. She was a resident of Port Allegany since 1995, coming from Cambridge Springs and Meadville, PA. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, where she was active in Covenant Women, Women?????s Bible Study, Sunday school teaching, and church choir. She also was involved with the Port Allegany Senior Center, she enjoyed traveling, and she visited Israel in 1998.

Surviving are three daughters; Nancy A. (George) Hinkley of Bainbridge, NY; Norma J. (Keith) Koehler of Port Allegany; Lori L. (Dr. Donald) Kineston of San Diego, CA; 8 grandchildren; a brother, J. Perry (Joyce) Haupt of Bellwood, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Junior Dale ????d???? Edminster.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, (Apr. 3, 2011), in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, and from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will held at 8 p.m. with Rev. Jon Meyer, pastor of Scandia Covenant Church, Russell, PA, and Rev. J.T. Madison, pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church, co-officiating.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Monday (Apr. 4, 2011) in the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, Cambridge Springs, PA. Burial will be in Rootville Cemetery, Athens Township in Crawford County, PA.

Memorials can be made to the Evangelical Covenant Church, Church St., Port Allegany.