Kathryn Clara Orrick, 96, of Carmi passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. Kathryn was born in Maunie, IL on March 27, 1926 the daughter of Lillian (Mullen) and Clarence Raymond "Jack" Whitlow. Kathryn was a seamstress her whole life. She worked at Ainsbrook Sewing before the births of her children, then became a home seamstress. She worked at Palace Cleaners after she retired doing alterations, until she came to live at Wabash. Kathryn was a member of New Beginning Church of God in Carmi
Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Troy) Deitz of Carmi; daughter-in-law, Tina Sarver of Carmi; sister-in-law, Betty Whitlow of McLeansboro; step-daughters, Carolyn (Larry) Greathouse, Mae Horner, Marie (Charlie) Wilson, daughter-in-law, Ann Orrick, and step-son, Don Orrick all of Mt. Vernon, IL; grandchildren, Renae (Mark) Stine of Champaign, IL, Tarah (Zach) Hughes of Newburgh, IN, Tyler Deitz of Chicago, IL, Kyle V. (Brandi Hayes) Wood Carmi and Stevie (Austin) Higgins of Michigan; great-grandchildren, Kaiston and Bennett Stine, Peyton Hughes, Lily Buchanan, Ryan Wood, Ellie Reese and Austin, Jr., Noah and Martie Higgins; numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Several special nieces and nephews.
Kathryn is preceded in death by her first husband, Irving Wesley Sarver, second husband, Samuel Orrick, parents, Jack and Lily Whitlow, son Allen Sarver, stepson Sammie Orrick, step son-in-law, John Horner, sisters, Marilyn (Frank) Cobb, Vera (Earl) Yates and Loretta Whitlow, brothers, Cyril (Earline) Whitlow and Leon Whitlow.
The family would like to thank the staff at Wabash Christian for the loving care they gave Kathryn, and Hospice of Marion for their care and help.
Funeral services for Kathryn Orrick will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. She will be laid to rest in North Maple Ridge Cemetery. Family and friends may visit on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kathryn's favorite charity, St. Judes Children's Hospital and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.