Mary Catherine DiSantis, 84, of Bidwell, passed away, at 11:10 a.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at her residence. Born December 28, 1936, in Minnie, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Jonnie Daniels Meek. She was a retired elementary school teacher for the Thomas Jefferson Public School, in Chicago, Illinois. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1989 from Concordia University Chicago, in River Forest, Illinois . She was a former member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Rio Grande, and a current member of the Northup Baptist Church, and she also was a member of the Farm Bureau.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph DiSantis II, whom she married on December 2, 1961, in Berwyn, Illinois, children, Mia DiSantis, of Bidwell, Dirk (Susan) DiSantis, of Johnson City, Tennessee, Amy (Scott) DiSantis, of Bidwell, and Cara (Michael) Catalanello, of Nashotah, Wisconsin, a step-son, Daniel (Cecille) DiSantis, of Grenville, Rhode Island, grandchildren, Zachary Slaughter, Marvin Tyler (Laneka) Jones, Nayasha Jones, Joseph (Amy) DiSantis, Michael Miravete, Alexandra Miravete, Bethany DiSantis, Ethan DiSantis, Carter DiSantis, Ashleigh Richeir, Kyle Richier, Kari Rueschaw, Carly (Troy) Phillis, Caleb Catalanello, and Samuel Catalanello, step-grandchildren, Lee Patrick DiSantis, Veronica (Michael) Milbourn, Roger Miravete, Jr., Heather (Jeff Connor) Miravete. Great-grandchildren, Marvin T., Mekhi, Malanie, Declan, Bennet, Maximus, and Isabelle, step great-grandchildren, Briana, Connor, Phoebe, Brooke, Elizabeth, Emma, and James, a sister, Bette (Rudolph) Geirich, of Springfield, Virginia, brothers, Thomas (Jean) Meek, and Kenneth Richard Meek, both of Gallipolis, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Melanie DiSantis-Jones, and a step-son, Joseph DiSantis, III, a sister, Joanna Corfias, and brothers, Samuel Meek, William Meek, John Alvin Meek.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 12:00 Noon in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Officiating will be Pastor Mark Sarrett and Pastor James Chapman. Interment will follow in the Mound Hill Cemetery with grandsons serving as casketbearers. Friends may call on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 3-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mary’s memory to the Marietta Bible College, 4070 State Route 60, Marietta, Ohio 45750.
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