Catherine Josephine Veit Mulhall

Catherine Josephine Veit Mulhall

March 7, 1936 - August 3, 2011

Catherine Josephine Veit Mulhall, age 75 years, of Wardsville, Mo., passed away from cancer on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Adams Street Place, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. She was born on March 7, 1936, in Osage Bend, Mo., a daughter of the late Clarence Albert and Anna Frances Mertens Veit. Catherine was married on December 31, 1970, in St. Charles, Mo., to Lawrence Edward Mulhall. She was married to Larry for 32 years until his death on December 10, 2003. Catherine graduated in 1954 from St. Peter's Catholic High School. She received a teaching certificate and taught school at Osage Bend; St. Thomas; and Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Jefferson City. After teaching, she worked 18 years for the Department of Health and Welfare and the Department of Revenue. Her husband's cable installation business took her to live in California, Ohio, Delaware, Florida and Louisiana. She was a custodian for Blair Oaks School in Wardsville for 10 years, where students remember her for her homemade cookies. After coming back home to Osage Bend, she became a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church. She stayed and helped her aging parents and later, she cared for her husband until he passed away from an extended illness. Some of her favorite things to do were sewing for family, quilt making with her sister, gardening, 20 years of Holy Hours in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville, playing slot machines, scratch-off tickets and spending time visiting with her family and friends. After several hurricanes in Louisiana, possessions became less important to her, she lived simply and was always donating to various charities. All of her family and friends will miss her warm caring nature and her witty sense of humor. Survivors include: three brothers and one sister, Clarence (Dorothy) Veit Jr. of Jefferson City, Mo.; Mary Ann (Tom) Schmidt of Florissant, Mo.; Albert (Marlene) Veit of St. Charles, Mo.; Stan (Charlotte) Veit of Osage Bend, Mo.; one sister-in-law: Joyce Veit of Florissant, Mo.; beloved aunt of 30 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; and many dear cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Quentin Veit and Rod Veit and his wife Rose. Visitation will be held at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Osage Bend from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret Catholic Church with the Reverend David Veit officiating. Interment will be at St. Margaret Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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