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Catherine Isabel Eck VonLehe Eppes

Eppes, Catherine Isabel Eck vonLehe Jan 6, 1931-Jan 25, 2017
Catherine von Lehe Eppes 86, died peacefully in her sleep after a long illness, at the home of her son Michael von Lehe in Gainesville FL. Catherine was born in Toronto Ontario to the late Beverly Winfield Eck and Isabel Stewart Rosevear and attended school there before becoming an elementary school teacher in North York in the early 1950s. She married Dr. August Charles von Lehe in 1956 and moved to his town of Walterboro SC where she lived for several years before moving to LaGrange, Georgia. While living in LaGrange she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, June 3, 1972 with Summa Cum Laude honors. After a few years she moved to Gainesville, FL and that would be what she called home for the rest of her life. While living in Gainesville she graduated from University of Florida with a Master of Education on December 11, 1976. She worked for and retired from the Alachua County School Board as the Curriculum Resource Teacher at Metcalfe Elementary School. She was also a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church where she did volunteer work. She is preceded in death by husband Dr. August Charles von Lehe, son Dr. John Andrew von Lehe and husband Bill Gorton Eppes. Catherine is survived by sister Patricia Eck Wilson, sons Michael, Charles, and Quinlan von Lehe, and by grandchildren Michael, Alicia, Christopher, Charlie, Kinsey, Reagin, Rebecca and Laura. The family will receive friends at Milam Funeral Home on Monday January 30, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Burial will take place in the Live Oak Cemetery in Walterboro, SC later in the week.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!