Cathy was born in Kirksville, MO to Junior Campbell and Neva Mae Christman Campbell of Hurdland, MO on April 3, 1954. She attended Hurdland Elementary School and was graduated from Knox County High School in 1972. Cathy worked in the Kirksville area before she moved to Los Angeles, CA in her early twenties. She worked in nursing and earned a LVN certification in 1994. She worked for many years in hospitals and nursing homes in the Encino area. Cathy completed course work for Registered Nurse and earned an AA degree from Regents University in New York before the onset of her illness. She also worked in the Food and Beverage Industry for many years.
Cathy was married to Major Conrad A. Binyon (USAF, Retired) on December 20, 1988.
Cathy is survived by her husband, Conrad A Binyon; sister, Carolyn Campbell Townes of St. Louis, MO and brother, Kenny L. Campbell (Betty), Hurdland; nieces, Cindy Townes Ritchey (Steven) of St. Louis, Kristina Campbell Peterson (Kelly) of Hurdland and nephew, Bradley Campbell (Leanne) of Columbia, MO. Great nieces and nephews are Bryce, Gillian and Greyson Ritchey; Branden Peterson and Caitlin and Kylee Campbell. Cathy is survived by many friends including special friends; Hyd Fedutes, Marla Lawson Bailey and Diane Ewing. Maternal cousins are Janie Christman Potter, Rosalie Christman Schreiner, Marjorie Kelsey Neily, Larry Kelsey, Bert Kelsey and Robert Lee Christman. Cathy was an avid reader, a movie buff, enjoyed listening to her extensive album collection, and was a loyal, kind and generous person especially to the elderly, children and people who were “down on their luck”.
Family who preceded her in death are Junior and Neva Campbell, parents, Ralph C. and Josephine Marie Ridge Campbell, Earl and Myrtle Blanch Conkle Christman, grandparents; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cathy was a member of the Neptune Society which provided cremation and burial in the Pacific Ocean. She was baptized during her illness by the Hospice Chaplain and had professed her faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She will be greatly missed by family and friends who loved her.
Donations in Cathy’s name to your favorite charity or the National Council of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse would be appreciated.