Catherine M. Willing, 78, enjoyed painting folk art

July 03, 2004

Catherine M. Willing, a homemaker who enjoyed painting, died of multiple myeloma Monday at Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. The former resident of Madison in Dorchester County was 78.

She was born Catherine Mary Demling in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. Mrs. Willing was a 1944 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame. She was married in 1947 to Howard E. Willing, an American Can Co. employee, who died in 1995.

Since 1998, she had lived at Heritage Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Annapolis.

An accomplished folk art painter, she also liked sewing and knitting.

Services are private.

Mrs. Willing is survived by a son, David A. Willing of Temperance, Mich.; two daughters, Cindy A. Cusick of Bowie and Mary Kaye Richards of Inverness, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

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