Cathy Ann Numelin, 73, Hampton and Latimer, died July 16, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester after a recent diagnosis of cancer. Visitation will be July 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Services will be July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Hampton Cemetery.
Cathy was born Dec. 28, 1947 in Hampton to Orville Dean and Norma Irene (Wright) Mittelstadt. Shegraduated from Hampton High School in 1966 and then completed training at La James Beauty School in Cedar Rapids. She married Orlin Brice Numelin on Oct. 18, 1969, and they had two sons. On June 9, 2018 she married Darwin D. Hill of Latimer.
An entrepreneur and lifelong businesswoman, she opened Cathy’s Beauty Salon in 1973 and proudly served Hampton and the surrounding community for 48 years. Her sense of duty and honor was so strong that she worked until she was unable to, closing her shop just weeks before she passed. Cathy loved socializing with her loyal customers, who were lifelong clients and dear friends. When not in her beauty shop she enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, collecting, family reunions and get-togethers, camping with family, socializing with friends, watching westerns, laughing, and spending time with her grandchildren. Her holiday and Christmas decorations and collections are legendary and brought joy to her family throughout the year. Cathy treasured the many vacations and trips she and Darwin took together, and they optimistically planned many more adventures.
She was preceded in death by her husband Orlin; her father; her paternal grandparents Emil and Gertie (Geiken) Mittelstadt; and maternal grandparents William and Lexie (Nedrow) Wright.
Cathy is survived by her husband Darwin of Latimer; sons Christopher (Aimee) Numelin of Hampton and Andrew Numelin of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren Skylar Numelin of Hampton, and Sofie and Fionna Numelin of Overland Park; her mother of Hampton; and sisters Nancy Robertson of Geneva and Lori (Dan) Hubka of Sheffield.