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   Mrs. Kathleen Rose VanMeter, of Canton, Missouri, died Wednesday, June 06, 2007 at 2:30 a.m., in the Country Aire Retirement Estates at Lewistown, Missouri, at 82 years of age.

   The daughter of Eugene and Ella Mae Wall Marsot, Kathleen was born on September 6, 1924, in Williamstown, Missouri.

   Kathleen united in marriage with Olin VanMeter on January 1, 1947, in the Queen of Peace Catholic Church, in Ewing, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on September 2, 1996.

   She was a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church of Ewing.  Other memberships included, the Queen of Peace Ladies Sodality, We Moderns Club, Red Hat Society, Bridge Club, and she was a volunteer for various civic groups.

   She is survived by two daughters, Barb (Bill) Smith of Monticello, Missouri, and Judy (E.H.) Smith, of Lewistown, Missouri.; five grandchildren, Matt (Kristi) Smith, Nathan (Amy) Smith, Shawna (C.J.) Davis, Jason (Carrie) Smith, and Karissa (Chris) Moore; seven great grandchildren, Coleman Smith, Tracy Wilbert, Caden Davis, Colin Davis, Kendall Smith, Carter Smith, and Carson Moore; a brother-in-law, Raymond VanMeter of Lewistown; four sisters-in-law, Erma Marsot of Canton, Beulah Marsot of Keokuk, Iowa., Mary Sue VanMeter of Quincy, Illinois, and Sarah VanMeter of Bakersfield, California; and several nieces and nephews.

   Her parents, husband, a son Thomas VanMeter, two grandsons, and two brothers, Edward and Vincent Marsot also preceded her in death.

   A Mass of Christian Burial officiated by Father Richard Frank, was given on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ewing, Missouri, with Mrs. Nina McKenzie, Mrs. Jeanette VanMeter, and Ms. Laura Cary as musicians.

   Burial followed in the Queen of Peace Church Cemetery, Ewing, Missouri, with Matt Smith, Nathan Smith, Jason Smith, C.J. Davis, Chris Moore, and Bill Logan as pallbearers and retired R.E.C. Co-Workers served as honorary pallbearers.

   A prayer service was held at Arnold’s Funeral Home, Canton, on Friday evening.

   Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Kathleen VanMeter to Hospice of N.E. Missouri, the American Heart Association, or the Donors Choice.