Obituary for Dorothy Rose Kissel

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Dorothy Rose Kissel

August 27, 1919 - April 7, 2017

Kissel, Dorothy Ann (nee) Westhoff

Mom was born in Old Monroe, Mo on August 27, 1919 and passed away April 7, 2017 in her home in St Louis surrounded by her family.

Mom was the youngest of the six children of Johanna (Jane) and Bernard Westhoff. Her father died when she was very young. Growing up in a large and loving family during the depression and World War II helped to shape our strong and loving mother. She married Dad shortly after the war, raised three children and loved each of her five grandchildren.
She was a loving and devoted mother and wife, showing great strength as she cared for our dad and as she faced her own end of life challenges.
Mom was the last of her generation, both in family and in friends and she was ready to meet them on the other side. Although her body was failing, her mind was sharp and she still enjoyed a good card game, so deal the cards family, Mom is planning on beating you again.

Mom is survived by her three children, Jim and Dan Kissel and her daughter Carolyn McCausland(Mike) and her grandchildren Madelyn Kissel, Stuart, James, Hannah and Ben McCausland.

Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, April 20 at 9:30 am at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 10235 Ashbrook Dr. VISITATION Wednesday 4-8pm at STYGAR FLORISSANT CHAPEL, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family respectfully requests Memorials to Smile Train or St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Name of Jesus conference. For more information or online condolences


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stygar Florissant Chapel and Cremation Center


13980 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, MO, 63033

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time: 9:30 am -

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church


10235 Ashbrook Drive, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO, 63137

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time: 11:15 am -

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery


2900 Sheridan Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63125

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Donation Information

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Name of Jesus Conference

10235 Ashbrook Dr.
Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 63137
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Smile Train

41 Madison Ave.
New York, New York, 10010
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Born: August 27, 1919
Died: April 7, 2017

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