Cathy Jo Blakeman, 47, of Piketon, Ohio passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at her home. She was born April 14, 1971 in Gallipolis, Ohio daughter of James “Jim” William Hobstetter and Mary Elizabeth Crouser Hobstetter of Racine, Ohio. On January 2, 1999 she was united in marriage to Harold Dean Blakeman who survives. Also surviving are a son, Colton Blakeman of Piketon; two daughters, Addison Blakeman of Piketon and Brittany Shackart and husband Cody of Beaver, Ohio; a granddaughter, Kalli Shackart of Beaver; a sister, Bethany Cremeans, husband Darrin and daughters Hannah and Meredith Cremeans of Pomeroy; special cousin, Jody Lavender; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father and mother in law, Harold and Phyllis Blakeman.
Cathy was a 1989 graduate of Meigs High School and a 1992 graduate, Cum Laude, of Shawnee State University with an associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She was employed by Aspen Dental.
Cathy had a love of everything outdoors. She was an accomplished barrel horse competitor, winning several buckles and events over her career. She loved gardening, camping and boating with her family on the Ohio River. Most of all she loved her kids and anything they were involved in.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM at the Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Cathy’s name to the Zach Farmer Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The First National Bank, 107 N. Market St. Waverly, Ohio 45690.