Catherine “Cathie” L. Esselstyn, age 91, of Elgin, IL, was promoted to glory on April 5, 2015. She was born October 16, 1923 in Edinburgh, Scotland to her loving parents, Alexander and Isabella Robb.

Cathie was a loving wife to her husband, Elton of 27 years. She was a proud, third generation member of the Salvation Army and became the surrogate Grandmother to many of the children of the Corps. Cathie was a active member of the Home League, league of mercy since 1961 and the Songsters with her favorite song being “When we all get to heaven”. In her life long nature of caring, she also worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Cathy survived by her niece, June Airey of Scotland.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, five brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be April 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM until time of services at 11:00 AM at the Salvation Army Citadel Corps 316 Douglas Ave, Elgin, IL 60120. Interment will be at River Valley Memorial Gardens West Dundee, IL.

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