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Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
Friday June 19th, 2020

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Agnes Catherine Kever


Agnes Catherine (Broker) Kever, age 74 of Frankenstein, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.

Agnes was born January 13, 1946, in Frankenstein, a daughter to the late John P. and Gertrude M. (Kremer) Broker.

Agnes attended St. Mary School in Frankenstein and was a 1964 graduate of Fatima High School in Westphalia.

On April 24, 1965, she was united in marriage to Leonard R. Kever at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein.  He survives of their home.  They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in April. 

After graduation, Agnes worked for the State of Missouri until her children were born.  She was able to stay at home with her children for several years while babysitting local area children and enjoyed being a homemaker.  In 1986, Agnes went to work at Mid America Bank in Linn where she stayed for 26 years until her retirement in 2012. 

Agnes was an active member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Sodality, and the Ladies Quilting Circle.  Agnes was a wonderful and loving mother, so dedicated to her family.  She loved helping other people, was a thoughtful caregiver and lived by her strong, Christian faith which included saying her daily prayers. 

Agnes loved gardening and was an amazing cook.  She made the very best pies.  She loved embroidering, crocheting, making crafts, sewing, and was an avid quilter, even until her final days.  Agnes enjoyed walking daily and going to the farm with her husband to check the cows or help with any work that needed to be done.  She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her spouse of 55 years, Agnes is survived by: two sons, Douglas Kever and Russell Kever, both of Frankenstein; one daughter, Joan (Allen) Doerhoff of Henley; three beloved grandchildren, Austin, Madelyn, and Henry Doerhoff; one brother, Elmer (Gerry) Broker of Frankenstein; two sisters, Mary Alice (William) Stokes of Frankenstein and Cathy (Virgil) Borgmeyer of Meta; as well as numerous dear nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Agnes was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Trippensee; three brothers-in-law, Ronald Trippensee, James Kever, and Linus Kever; a sister-in-law, Wilma Kever and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Legora and Werner Kever. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Our Lady Help of Christian Catholic Church in Frankenstein with Fr. Daniel Merz as the Celebrant.  Interment will be in the Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady Help of Christians Parish or St. Mary School. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)


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So many beautiful memories of our time together Aggie. All through grade school and High school and sharing your wedding in 1965 and then mine in 1968. I haven't met anyone who didn't like Aggie. You drew friends to you because of your sweet personality and your love for all. You will certainly be missed, but your memory will stay in our hearts always. Love to all your beautiful family!

Pattie and Jim Keller Jun 18 2020 12:00 AM

Joan and family,
I didn't know your mom, but my mother-in-law did. Sounds like she was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many. May you find peace and comfort during this time knowing your mom is without pain and remembering all the fond memories she left behind. If you need anything, please reach out. Take care, Stacia Bax

Stacia Bax Jun 17 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your family member she will be missed

Jamieneuner Jun 17 2020 12:00 AM

Joan and family,
Sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
Jenny (Knapheide) Wood

Jenny Wood Jun 17 2020 12:00 AM