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Catherine "Kittie" J. (Brubaker) Myers
October 8, 1938 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Catherine (Kittie) Myers passed away on October 20, 2023, at the age of 85 after battling pancreatic cancer for over two years. She treasured her family dearly and is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frank Myers, son, Tim Myers (Kelli), and two daughters, Cindy Myers (Christy) and Cathy McCandless (Dan). She is also survived by her 7 wonderful grandchildren: Jessica, Mallery, Tony, Laurel, Cale, Cassidy, and Callan, and one beautiful great-granddaughter, Juliana. She will be missed dearly by her sister, Donna Bechtel. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Gene and Catherine Brubaker, her stepfather, Sylvester Spayer, and brother, Phillip Brubaker (Kay),
Formerly of Eureka, IL, Kittie graduated from Eureka High School and St. Francis School of Nursing. She married Frank Myers on June 20, 1959. They owned The Chanticleer restaurant where they both worked together side by side for many years.
They bought Myers’ Homestead restaurant in Metamora, IL in 1986 and retired in 2000 after being in the restaurant business for 41 years. They retired to Lake of the Ozarks and enjoyed many days out on the boat and with friends. They fulfilled their dream of living at the Lake.
Kittie enjoyed woodworking and following her favorite sports teams: the Mizzou Tigers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kittie and Frank moved to The Boulevard independent living community in August 2022 where they met many dear friends. Kittie was vice president on the executive board and was a founding member of the Chiefs Fan Club.
Even through battling pancreatic cancer and overcoming a Whipple surgery with ease, Kittie had boundless energy and a bright smile. She loved to help others and taught many to never give up. Her favorite saying was “It’s a new day, new dawn!” She always looked for the opportunity to have fun and make others laugh. She was known for keeping an immaculate house and used her broom not only for cleaning but dancing too!
Residents of The Boulevard are welcome to join us to honor Kittie’s memory on Friday, November 3, 2023, from 2-3 pm in the community room on the 3rd floor for an open house, followed by happy hour in the dining room at 3 pm.
At Kittie’s request and for a further celebration of Kittie’s life, her family and friends will gather at Rizzo’s Bar and Grill (1155 Wentzville Pkwy #145) in Wentzville, MO, from 1-4 pm on Saturday, Nov. 4 where we will get to share a few drinks, some great food, and stories together. Please dress in your favorite team’s colors!
In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family is requesting donations to a part of hospice that was dear to her and her family, The BJ Foundation--BJC Hospice Lumina Program. (1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63110-1337). It is with this generous program she was able to write her own book this summer called “A New Day: Memories of Kittie Myers” and give her grandkids precious memorial gifts. She would want others to be able to create these wonderful mementos for their loved ones while in hospice care.
Kittie wanted to say thank you to the many nurses and doctors throughout her care, especially Nurse Dawn, Eileen Spinner of Lumina, the nurses and oncology doctors at Siteman Cancer Center, and the surgeons, doctors and nurses at Barnes Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and University Hospital in Columbia, MO. She was blessed with so much more precious time with her loved ones because of them.