Cover photo for Mary Cato's Obituary
Mary Cato Profile Photo
1930 Mary 2014

Mary Cato

June 25, 1930 — March 9, 2014

Mrs. Mary Corley Cato

Eureka—Entered into rest Sunday March 9, 2013 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Mrs. Mary Corley Cato age 83, wife of the late Mr. Ralph Eugene Cato, Sr. and daughter of the late Mr. Oscar Parker Corley and the late Mrs. Irene Steele Corley Gingrey, and the late Mr. Charles L. Gingrey.

Services and burial will be held private.

Mrs. Cato was a native of Lexington County, SC and Had made Aiken County her home for most of her life.  She was a supervisor in circulation for the Aiken Standard retiring in 1990 with over 20 plus years of service.  Mrs. Cato had a love of her family, and  friends. She was an avid story teller. Mrs. Cato knew the old history that made up Aiken, SC, and for that reason, and on other subjects she was always known as “a seeker of knowledge”.   Because of the love she had for people she enjoyed her life to the fullest.  Mrs. Cato was of the Lutheran faith.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph Eugene Cato, Jr. Beaufort, Charles (Paula) Cato, Aiken; two daughters, Cindy (Randy) Whitt, Aiken, Vera (Michael) Evans, Sparta, GA; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.  Mrs. Cato was also predeceased by two grandsons, Jeremy L. Cato, Bubba  Burns, and one sister, Rebecca C. Johnson.

The family suggest that memorials be made to the Salvation Army Aiken Chapter, P.O. Box 439, Aiken, SC, 29802.

A visitation with the family will take place 6-8 pm Friday, March 14, 2014 at COLE FUNERAL HOME 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY (118 BY PASS) AIKEN, SC, 29801.  803-648-7175. Please sign the online registry or order flowers at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Cato, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation (Public)

Friday, March 14, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Cole Funeral Home & Cremations Service


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 7

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree