Age 88. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand-mother and devoted teacher passed away on December 17, 2020 in Indianapolis. Celia was born in Washington DC on October 7, 1932 to Michael and Bessie Starr. Celia attended the University of Maryland. She and her late husband, Richard raised their family in Philadelphia, where Celia worked as a teaching assistant for elementary and middle school students. Celia loved children and was passionate about their learning. Celia was a member of Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia, and at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. She was a member of Compassionate Friends and a volunteer with the Lawrence School District in Indiana through her work with OASIS. Celia is survived by her sons, Mitchell (Karen) and Larry (Coleen) Katz and her daughter-in-law, Andrea Katz; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard and son, Bradley. Private Graveside Services will be held in Philadelphia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bradley S Katz fund at Riley Children's Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St Indianapolis Indiana 46204. www.RileyKids.Org
. Local arrangements by Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary.