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Catherine Locke

May 9, 1931 — August 20, 2021

Catherine Locke, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday August 20, 2021 surrounded by her family. Services will be Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Holy Angels Catholic Church at 15440 Leavenworth Road, Basehor, KS. Visitation will be from 09:00-10:30 with the Rosary beginning at 10:30. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the Rosary at 11:00. Entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven in Kansas City, KS. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Sisters Servants of Mary at 800 N. 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66102 or to Holy Angels Catholic Church.
The family would also like to thank Kansas City Hospice, and in particular Chris Nedbalek, for their outstanding and compassionate care over the last few months.
Catherine was born May 9, 1931 in Kansas City, KS to John and Edith Stypa. She graduated from Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, KS in 1949. Catherine met the love of her life and her husband of 52 years, Belmondt Larry Locke in 1951 and they were married on April 18, 1953.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her oldest son Larry, and two sisters, Genevieve Stypa and Dorothy Kuklenski. Catherine is survived by 6 children, Bill and wife Francie of Gardner, KS, Susan Schneller of Kansas City, KS, John of Wentzville, MO, Frank and wife Robyne of Gardner, KS, Kathleen Collins and husband George of Cape Coral, FL, and Beth Young and husband Pat of Kansas City, KS. Catherine was also blessed with 16 grandchildren, Jeff Locke, Jeremy Locke, Sarah Gartner, George Schneller, Steve Schneller, Aaron Locke, Bree Perez, Mike Schneller, Katy Edwards, Jacob Locke, Andy Collins, Travis Locke, Adam Collins, Regan Johnson, Alex Locke, and Connor Johnson. In addition, Catherine had 23 great grandchildren, Andrew, Zachary, Victoria, Grace, Kensey, Ashlynn, Parker, Abram, Emmerson, Grayson, Charlie, Caroline, Olivia, Eleanor, Jeremiah, Frankie, Nolan, Nora, Addie, Ian, Lilly, Olivia, & Betty. Catherine is also survived by one sister, Josephine Jaremko of Longview, TX, and one sister-in-law Emma Lou Tucker of Pensacola, FL. Aunt Cat, as she was known by many, is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Catherine was a long-time member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Kansas City, KS and most recently became a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Basehor, KS.
Catherine, the Matriarch of the Locke family, was an accomplished homemaker and she loved to cook for her large family. At an early age Catherine worked in her Mom and Dads restaurant in KCK where she learned how to make some of the familys favorite Polish dishes. Some of her specialties were pierogi, Polish sausage, golabki (cabbage rolls), cinnamon candy, and povitica as well as many different desserts. Her cookie trays during the Holidays were always a family favorite. She was also a huge Chiefs, and KU Jayhawk fan, but nothing stood in her way when it came to watching her favorite golfer Phil Michelson.
Catherine loved to volunteer her time, which included the Sisters Servants of Mary, Christ the King Catholic Church and School (where she was one of the Sloppy Joe Lunch Ladies) , Bishop Ward High School, and Providence Hospital, which led to her only job outside of the home.
Catherines dedication to her Catholic faith, and her endless love for her entire family, are an inspiration to all and will be treasured memories for her entire family.
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Visitation Holy Angels Catholic Church

Thursday, August 26, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

15408 Leavenworth RdBasehor, Kansas 66007
Directions Rosary Holy Angels Catholic Church

Thursday, August 26, 2021

10:30 AM

15408 Leavenworth RdBasehor, Kansas 66007
Directions Mass of Christian Burial Holy Angels Catholic Church

Thursday, August 26, 2021

11:00 AM

15408 Leavenworth RdBasehor, Kansas 66007
Directions Burial Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery

Thursday, August 26, 2021

12:30 PM

StateKansas City, Kansas
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