Catherine Irene (Oocumma) Gentry, 66, of the Wolftown Rd. passed away in her home following a extended illness on April 9, 2015 with her loving family at her side.
Catherine, known to her family and friends as Cat, was the daughter of the late Andy Oocumma and Susie (Reed) Oocumma of Cherokee. She was a loving mother, sister and friend to those she left behind.
Catherine is survived by her children including Sam, Ed and Libbi Swayney; sister, Mary Oocumma; grandsons, Eric Swayney, Carey Swayney, Gregory Tisho, Franklin Ludwig, Justin Swayney, Darren Swayney, Jeremy Swayney, Hunter Swayney; granddaugthers, Alea Tisho, Aleshia Tisho, Autumn Crisp and Destyni Johnson; nephew, Andrew Oocumma with wife Nichole and children Drew and D’Nisa of Westerville, Ohio; best friend, Deni Sutton of Maggie Valley; daughter-in-laws, Sherrene Swayney, Rhonda Rose and Alexis McCoy; eight great-grandchildren and her treasured dog Vicious.
Along with her parents, Catherine is preceded in death by a her nephew Randy Oocumma.
A visitation was held on Friday, April 10 at her home located in the Soco valley of Cherokee. A funeral service was held in the Church of Christ with Pastor Jim Sexton officiating. An immediate burial followed the service in the Andy Oocumma Family Cemetery close to the home with Pall Bearers being the Grandsons.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family in the final arrangements.