Josephine Kliethermes

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Josephine Mae Kliethermes, 95, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Oak Tree Villas. She was born on May 9, 1916, in Chamois, the daughter of the late Joseph Charles and Caroline Margaret Schollmeyer Benedict. She was united in marriage on November 22, 1958, in Jefferson City, to Arthur Herman Kliethermes, who preceded her in death on May 30, 1998. Josephine was employed with Tweedy Footwear for 22 years as a final inspector and with Chesebrough-Ponds for seven and a half years as an assembly line worker. She retired in 1976. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Ladies Sodality, Legion of Mary, Catholic Knights of America, and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Survivors include many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by six sisters, Anna Swehla, Sophia Olson, Carrie Jacobs, Edith Keilholz, Dora Keilholz, Florence Boss; and three brothers, John Benedict, Frank Benedict, and Harold Benedict. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, with the Rev. Clarence Wiederholt officiating. Entombment will be in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum. Visitation will be 5:30-8 p.m., Friday, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, with Rosary recited at 5 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Vogelweid Learning Center, 314 W. High St., Jefferson City, MO 65101; or to the Cathedral of St. Joseph Building Fund, 2305 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65109. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at

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