Catherine Connell Britton, 87, Jefferson City, died peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Adams Street Place. The more than 50 year resident of Jefferson City, Missouri, was born on February 15, 1924, to Warren William Connell and Helen (Bartenbach) Connell in Grand Island, Nebraska, the elder of two children born to that union. Known for her affectionate and generous nature, Catherine Britton will be long and well remembered by her husband, John F. Britton; her children, Susan Hesselgesser of St. Louis, Leslie (George) Walker of Gilbert, Arizona, R. Bruce Britton of St. Louis, C. Elizabeth (Robert) Burns of Reston, Virginia, and Abigail Britton (Dale Davenport); her brother, Warren Albert (Enid) Connell of Phoenix, Arizona; her grandchildren, Peter Palermo (Sarah Schwartzman Palermo), Jonathan (Michelle) Ormond, Jill Ormond, Robert "Bobby" Burns, Elizabeth "Libby" Burns, Catherine "Cate" Britton, and Chloe Bailey; and three great-grandchildren, Charles Schwartzman Palermo, Tessa Schwartzman Palermo, and Anabel Britton; and many other relatives and friends. Catherine Britton was preceded in death by her parents and one son, William Warren "Bill" Britton. Friends will be received from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Private family graveside services will be held at Riverview Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at millardfamilychapels.com.