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Catherine Van Skiver

October 19, 1931 — July 21, 2020

Catherine A. Van Skiver, 88 of Webster Springs, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Webster Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Cowen.

She was a Teacher, Poet, Wife, Mother, and Grandmother.

May her soul find Peace.

Cathy is survived by her children: Cathy Tarabulski (Denis McFadyen) of Olympia, WA; Michael Tarabulski (Sheila O’Brien) of Alton, IL; Noelle Tarabulski of Lakewood, CO; Estelle T. Eberhardt (Ralph) of Pennsburg, PA; T.J. Tarabulski of Chillicothe, IL; grandchildren: Celia Hulbert (Casey) of Kirkland, WA; Matthew Tarabulski of Ambler, PA; Demetria Tarabulski of Denver, CO; Lilli Tarabulski of University City, MO; Ben Eberhardt of Lakewood, CO; Ellen Eberhardt of Brooklyn, NY; Tania Tarabulski of Cape Canaveral, FL; and Seth Tarabulski of Chillicothe, IL.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Phillips; her husbands Joseph Tarabulski and Wilson VanSkiver; her beloved Joy Gibson; sons Thomas and Traelic Tarabulski; daughters, Regina Tarabulski, Helen Chesebro Tarabulski, and Mary Jo Tarabulski.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Brandon Moll and Jenny Phares, CLM officiating.

Cremains will be interred by Cathy’s family in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deposit, NY at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Webster Springs Elementary School or the Webster Springs Library.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Van Skiver family.

Due to the COVID-19 Virus, all who attend the services please practice the social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and the State of WV, including wearing of facial coverings.

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