Catherine Elizabeth "Katy" Wessing

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Catherine Elizabeth Wessing

PILOT GROVE - Catherine (Katy) Elizabeth Wessing, 93, of Pilot Grove, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Katy Manor Nursing Home in Pilot Grove.

She was born November 16, 1920, in Clear Creek, MO, to Raymond and Ida (Newman) Kempf. On December 28, 1942, in Clear Creek, she married Cyril John Wessing, who preceded her in death on July 23, 1997.

She was a member of the St. John Catholic Church and St. Joseph Altar Society. She worked as a cook for St. John School for many years, and also served as a caretaker for the operation of the St. John School and Church for many years. She loved to sew, quilt, play cards and garden.

She is survived by four sons, Joe Lee (Joyce) Wessing of Boonville; Larry (Sherry) Wessing of Pilot Grove; James (Marjorie) Wessing of Pilot Grove; David (Kay) Wessing of Pilot Grove; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Virgil Kempf of Independence; Don (Jenny) Kempf of Independence; four sisters, Agnes Rude of Boonville; Lucille Stone of Sedalia; Jeanette (Dennis) Crump of New Franklin; Judy McKerlie of Texarkana, TX; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Hoff of Marshalltown, IA.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at St. John Catholic Church in Clear Creek, with burial in the church cemetery.

There will be a prayer service, at 5 p.m. Friday with visitation to follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove.
Published in on Feb. 12, 2014