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Kathryn E. Weismantle Obituary
Weismantle, Kathryn E. (nee Watkins), passed away Wed., Feb. 24, 2010 at age 73. Beloved and cherished wife of Barry L. Weismantle; dear mother of Thomas (Roberta) Matthes, Kamie Breihan, Michael Matthes, Connie (Ken) Hornak, William (Sandy) Matthes, Julie (Paul) Holloway and Angela Matthes; step-mother of Dean, Karen and Jill Weismantle, Donna (Marc) McQuade and the late Janice Weismantle; loving grandmother of Lauren, Bailey, Alex and Hannah Matthes, Megan Harrison, David and Danny Lanter, Tony, Emily, Tommy and Samuel Hornak, Brett Holloway, Jacob and Ann Marie Pettibone, Scott and Sierra Schmidt, Drew and Todd Williams, Adam England, Katie Simms, Anna Knott, Kyle Weismantle, Jonathan, Justin, Megan and Conrad Matthews; great-grandmother of Victoria and Scott Harrison, Lilian Call, Mason, Ryan, Nolan, Jacob and Hudson Williams, and Jonathon and Mitchell Lanter; dear sister to Virginia Grohe, Margaret, Herb and John Watkins; dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many over the years. Born March 5, 1936 in Fayetteville, AR; moved to Lemay area with her parents, the late Richard and Gladys Watkins in 1940. Alumni Notre Dame High School. Kathy was last employed at Kroger in Lemay as an office manager, before retiring in 1986. Kathy was a beautiful kind, person, who gave of herself to her children and late mother. In rough times, she held down two jobs to provide food and shelter for her family. She made sure her children received the medical care they needed. She gave up her only day off work to take her mother to the doctor or shopping and doing for her children. For many years, there was no day off. So when we stop to think, she really did a lot, and asked for nothing in return except for respect, understanding and love. She was a confidant to many; the one to talk to when problems arose, always seemed to come up with an answer. She was funny, witty, compassionate, empathetic and caring. It was a special experience to have really known and to have been part of her life. Kathy has affected and touched the lives of many people, all of whom have several memories of her. Kathy is greatly loved and will be missed terribly. Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. (at Butler Hill), Sat., Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to , the or Bethesda Health Group, in honor of Kathy, or share an act of kindness with a person in need. To attending staff at Bethesda Southgate, St. Anthony Medical Center and deGreeff Hospice House, thank you all for such great care. Visitation Fri., 3-9 p.m.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Feb. 25, 2010
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