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“Mrs. Napier was a wonderful,witty lover of life. She made everyone around her a better person. She will be missed by not only her family, but her...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Steve & Gayle Schuessler - IL

“We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Motsies passing. She was such a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Vicki White - Calvert city, KY

“Dear BarbI am so very sorry for the loss of one of the worlds sweetest and kindest Lady in the world.I just found out also about the loss of your...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Ann Sheets Embry - Freeburg, IL

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Katherine very well. I worked with her at the New Athens Home for the Aged. And I knew Barbara from...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Chiyoko Louise Gussin nee Miller - CA

“Dear Barb, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I don't think we can ever be ready to lose a parent. I hope that the memories you have...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Maeve Day - St. Louis, MO

“So sorry for your loss Barb Meketa and Brian and family. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Wiegand - New Athens, IL

“Shirley, my sympathy to you and your family. Hold on to those beautiful memories. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Eileen Curran (Ruhmann) - IL

“Dear Barb,So sorry for the loss of your mom. I know you were very close to herAnd you will miss her. I didn't really know her, but if you get your...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Pam Chudzik - St. Charles, MO

“Barb, I know you will miss your mom. With deepest sympathy.Pam ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Pam Chudzik - St. Charles, MO

“Sympathy to all the family. A very special lady who loved quilting and her family. May she Rest In Peace. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Boschert - New Athens, IL

“I was Katherines neighbor for awhile, and will always know her that way, and such a good neighbor and her family also. I knew her and her rugs she...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Dorothy Hacker - New Athens, IL

“Dear BarbMy deepest sympathy to you and yours on the loss of your dear Mom........what a lovely picture of her......Hope you are doing as well as can...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jan Mantovani - CHESTERFIELD, MO

“Barb.. I am so very sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother but she sounded like a very active and loving person! May...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Judi Shaw - St. Louis, MO

“Barb, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Carole ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Carole Faerber - St Louis, MO

“Sending prayers and thoughts to all of you. Wish we could be there, but know we are thinking of you all. Love, Jodi & Dale ”
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Katherine M. Napier, nee Scheibe, 95, of New Athens, IL; born on August 13, 1921 in Valmeyer, IL; passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.

Mrs. Napier was a homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She cleaned house for several ladies in New Athens. She worked at Fairway Department Store in New Athens and was also a kitchen worker for many years at the New Athens Home for the Aged. Katherine enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to cook, quilt, play cards and dominoes. Katherine liked to dance, camp and go trout fishing. Her other favorite projects included making rag rugs on her loom and making cut-out patterns on sweatshirts, many of which she sold at various craft fairs. She was often requested to cook her specialties which were coffee cake, jelly rolls, pineapple upside down cake, cream puffs, chocolate angel food cake and chicken and dumplings.

She was preceded in death by her parents - Max and Katie, nee Brandt, Scheibe. Her husband Bernard J. Napier whom she married on December 17, 1938 in Maeystown, IL and who passed away on October 3, 1987. Also preceded by three sisters - Bertha Gilbert Ripplemeyer; Tillie Engel; Ardell Reid. Four brothers - Alvin Scheibe, Walter Scheibe; Max Scheibe; Fred Scheibe. One son-in-law - George "Mike" Meketa.

She is survived by her children - Eugene "Shorty" (Jeanette) Napier of New Athens, IL; Glenn (Marilyn) Napier of Baldwin, IL; Richard Napier of Frankford, MO; Shirley Ziebold of Red Bud, IL; Barbara Meketa of New Athens, IL. Nine grandchildren - Brian Napier; Brenda King; Lori (Mike) Blackburn; Linda (David) Bartlett; Sherry (Carl Pohl) Ziebold; Bill (Julie) Ziebold; Marc (Allison) Ziebold; Dustin (Ellie Rush) Ziebold; Brian (Katie Crockett) Meketa. Thirteen great-grandchildren - Megan Blackburn; Michaela Blackburn; Cody Blackburn; Nicholas Bottom; Alyssa Bottom; Madison King; McKenzie King; Taylor Ziebold; Jordin Ziebold; Griffin Ziebold; Katie Ziebold; Manny Noethen; Issac Meketa. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged or to the family.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.