Cathy Maines Obituary, Death – We recently lost a member of the MAC Family. Cathy Maines was a part of our community here at the MAC for many years, helping with exhibits and receptions, volunteering, helping accept submissions for our shows, and even being a regular student in our Thursday knitting class. Cathy will be very missed!
This Sunday 5/15/22 the MAC will be hosting Cathy’s celebration of life and lunch from 2-4pm. Her family invites all who knew and loved her to come to this casual celebration of Cathy in her memory! Cards and flowers (with the exception of lillies due to an allergy) may be sent to the MAC to be shared with her family.
MAINES, Cathy Ann (Bell) of Middletown, Ohio passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday May 8th 2022. Cathy is the widow of Martin E Maines to whom she was married for over 46 years. She was born October 5th, 1952 in Cincinnati and spent her life in Middletown. Cathy is a graduate of Middletown High School class of 1971. She graduated Miami University with a Bachelor’s in Education and received her Master’s degree from Wright State University.
She was proud of being from Middletown and enjoyed giving back to her community. Cathy taught for over 30 years for the Middletown City School District and was a contributor to the revised Middletown History curriculum.
She spent her free time supporting local visual and performing arts organizations. She was a crew member of Campus Community Players now known as Middletown Lyric Theatre, served on the board of Summer Youth Theatre, volunteered for the Middletown Arts Center, and enjoyed attending performances in the greater Cincinnati area. She was an active member of the Middletown Women Teachers’ Club, the American Association of University Women, and the Joy Luck Book Club.
Cathy was dedicated to her family and friends, always finding ways to make others feel special. Preceding her in death were her parents Alyce U Bell (Millar) and Herbert C Bell. She will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Elizabeth Kliemann (Jeff), Sarah Mayabb (Tony) and Mary Maines (Kyle); five grandchildren, Gabe, Harper, Amelia, Nate and Ezra; her sister Maria Clark (Chris); many nieces, nephews and extended family members, as well as life-long dear friends.
The family invites all who knew and loved her to join them in honoring her wishes for a casual celebration of life and lunch on Sunday, May 22nd 2022, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Middletown Arts Center 130 N. Verity Pkwy Middletown, Ohio 45042. Flowers, with the exception of lilies due to allergies, may be sent to Middletown Arts Center. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main Street, Middletown.