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Stella Mae Johnson Caten, 76
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Stella Mae Johnson Caten, 76

Stella Mae Johnson Caten, 76, a McMinnville resident and Van Buren County native, died Dec. 9 in NHC Healthcare of McMinnville following an extended illness.
Mrs. Caten was a homemaker, member of the Church of Christ and daughter of the late George Thomson “Jack McGuire” and Levina Polly Hale Johnson. She was married in July of 1960 to Edgar Howard Caten, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2003. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by daughters, Wilma Ruth Atnip and Debbie Lynn Cherry; son, Edwin Howard Caten; sisters, Bessie Pearl Caten and Betty Kay Beech and brother, Coney Lee Tribble.
Survivors include brother and sister-in-law, Johnny (Brenda) Johnson, Sr. of McMinnville; daughter-in-law, Rose Lorine Caten of McMinnville; sons-in-law, Bruce Atnip and Gary (Joyce) Cherry both of McMinnville; grandchildren and spouses, Jared (Holly) Cherry, Lynette (Jake) Hawkins, Joshua Caten and Melissa Jones, all of McMinnville; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, David Williams and Susie Rogers and special niece Becky Hillis.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday in High’s Chapel with Rick Lyles, Trent Key and Bruce Atnip to officiate. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. Saturday until time of service at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.