Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Kissel, Dorothy Ann (Nee Westhoff) Mom Was Born in Old Monroe

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Kissel, Dorothy Ann (Nee Westhoff) Mom Was Born in Old Monroe

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Kissel, Dorothy Ann (nee Westhoff) Mom was born in Old Monroe, Mo on August 27, 1919 and passed away April 7, 2017 in her home in St Louis surrounded by her family. Mom was the youngest of the six children of Johanna (Jane) and Bernard Westhoff. Her father died when she was very young. Growing up in a large and loving family during the depression and World War II helped to shape our strong and loving mother. She married Dad shortly after the war, raised three children and loved each of her five grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted mother and wife, showing great strength as she cared for our dad and as she faced her own end of life challenges. Mom was the last of her generation, both in family and in friends and she was ready to meet them on the other side. Although her body was failing, her mind was sharp and she still enjoyed a good card game, so deal the cards family, Mom is planning on beating you again. …

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