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Cathie E. Koestler

July 4, 1949 — June 29, 2020

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)

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