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Catherine Isabel Nowlin Yager

March 1, 1921 December 14, 2018
Catherine Isabel Nowlin Yager
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Obituary for Catherine Isabel Nowlin Yager

Catherine Isabel Nowlin Yager, 97 of Milton, KY peacefully passed away on December 14, 2018 in Bowling Green, KY at Hospice of Southern, KY. She was born on March 1, 1921 to the late Enoch Russell and Ella McIntire Nowlin in Madison, IN.
At age 16, Catherine attended Western KY. State Teachers College. After Two years there, she returned home to teach at the one room, Corn Creek School. She taught grades one through eight for only one year. In 1955, with strong encouragement, she returned to teaching at Milton Elementary School for 29 years. On October 31, 1941, Catherine went on a blind date with Alton Yager, whom she married on June 25, 1942. While training as a Navy/Marine Corpsman, she followed him until leaving for war in the South Pacific. Upon his return after the war, he met his eighteen-month-old daughter and bought the adjoining farm to Catherine’s longtime family farm. Catherine was faithful member of Mt. Byrd Christian Church where she began playing piano at age fourteen. She taught a Sunday School class and was involved with the Missionary Ladies Group. She and Alton always opened their home, for meals and overnight visitors. Their home was lovingly called the “Milton Hilton”.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter, Kathie Yager Perkinson and her husband Glenn of Bowling Green, KY, Ann Marie Yager Powell and her husband Jerry of Bedford, KY; three grandchildren, Clint Douglas Perkinson, Clay Yager Perkinson and Tish Powell Liter; nine great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Libby Hamilton of Columbus, IN, and many loving family and friends all of whom will miss her greatly.
Catherine is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Alton Orville Yager who passed away in 1990, one brother Dewitt Clinton Nowlin and one sister Virginia DeBoe.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

17

Dec

10:00 AM 12/17/2018 10:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
Ransdell Funeral Home - Bedford

441 Highway 42 West
Bedford, KY 40006

Ransdell Funeral Home - Bedford
441 Highway 42 West Bedford 40006 KY
United States

Service

Monday

17

Dec

1:00 PM 12/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
Ransdell Funeral Home - Bedford

441 Highway 42 West
Bedford, KY 40006

With Brian Schreiner officiating the services.

Ransdell Funeral Home - Bedford
441 Highway 42 West Bedford 40006 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Moffett Cemetery Final Resting Place

Moffett Road
Milton, Kentucky 40045

Moffett Road Milton 40045 Kentucky
United States

Memorial Contribution

Mole Ministries Northwest Haiti Christian Mission, 7301 N. Georgetown Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268

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