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Cathie E. Koestler

Cathie E. Koestler, age 70 of Bowling Green, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Cathie was born July 4, 1949, in Washington, Missouri, a daughter to the late Ron Tyree and Jewell (Owens) Berhorst.

Cathie attended Linn High School.

Cathie was an avid reader, and enjoyed cooking, color pencil artwork, antique shopping, and spending time with her family.

Cathie is survived by: one son, Chuck Strafford of Columbia; one daughter, Christine Gessner of Bowling Green; one granddaughter, Stephanie Hernandez of Pittsfield, IL; two great grandchildren, Alex and Matthew Hernandez; step-father, Richard Berhorst of Linn; three step-brothers, Sam, Matt and Shawn Tyree, all of Wichita, KS; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Melissa "Susie" Anderson and one brother, Billy Tyree.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Cathie Koestler Family in care of Morton Chapel.

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

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My Beautiful Friend Cathie was Caring, Loving, Sweet, True, Beautiful, Awesome Lady. She could make you Smile with her infectious Smile, & always had Hugs & Love to give. We shared a lot of great times together, cooking, planting flowers, crafty things, rearranging, painting, shopping, little get togethers with family & friends, playing cards, dice and laughter, or me getting something out of the cupboard. I have some beautiful & made some great & awesome Memories with Cathie, that I am very Thankful for.
My Thoughts & Prayers, Love & Hugs are with Cathie's Family & Friends May the Memories you have & made help you through this difficult time.
Cathie, Thank You for being my Beautiful Friend & My Sista, You will remain in my Heart Forever & Never Forgotten. Until We Meet Again.......... R.I.P. CATHIE

Mary Byrne Jul 2 2020 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences on the loss of Cathie. She was a most wonderful lady, never saw her without a smile or reaching out for a hug. She will be sincerely missed and forever loved

Sherry Kaveney Jul 1 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Cathie when she lived in St.Peter! She was a hoot! Always full of laughter & smiles! So sorry for your loss...

Ev Culbert Jun 30 2020 12:00 AM

Cousin Cathie had such a contagious smile and was just sweet and soft and cuddly and funny. So many cousins, not one taken for granted. The memories will live forever. Love and Strength to family and friends always and all ways. "Tami"

Tamara Owens Jun 30 2020 12:00 AM