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Cathy Denise (Uppinghouse) Koetters

February 4, 1955 ~ December 8, 2014 (age 59)
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   Cathy D. Koetters, 59, of Payson died at 7:59 p.m. Monday (December 8, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born February 4, 1955, Cathy was the daughter of Delbert "Red" and June Herpin Uppinghouse.  She married Robert Koetters on September 22, 1973 at St. Bridgid's Church in Liberty.  He survives.

   Cathy was a member of St. Anthony Church.  She was a 1973 graduate of Payson-Seymour High School, swam with the Water Bugs at Quincy University and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  She enjoyed league bowling, listening to Elvis, water skiing at their River Camp, and traveling.  She loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren.

   Cathy was first employed as a school bus driver for the Payson-Seymour School District and then for the Ayerco Station in Quincy for several years.  

   Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Brent Koetters of Oklahoma City, OK and a daughter, Kobi Martin of Hannibal, MO; six grandchildren, Logan Martin, Skyler Martin, Emily Martin, Wyatt Martin, Shyann McCaw and Colton Koetters; two sisters, Carol Wilson (Jeff) of Payson, IL and Chris Kroencke (Richard) of Kinderhook, IL; two brothers in law, Jim Koetters of Liberty, IL and Don Koetters (Kathy) of Quincy; three sisters in law, Connie Dietrich (Melvin) of Fowler, IL, Janet Shrum of Hannibal and Pam Uppinghouse of Quincy; and several loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Koetters was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Randy Uppinghouse; one sister, Sherry Kabrick; and one sister in law, Joan Koetters.

   A funeral service will be held Friday morning at 9:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 in St. Anthony Church with Rev. Tom Hagstrom officiating.  Burial will be in Payson New Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home in Payson.

   Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or to St. Anthony Church.
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