May 6, 2010

(10/24/1942 - 4/8/2010)

Caunita F. Westhoff, 67, of Florissant, MO, died April 8, 2010 at Christian Hospital in St. Louis, County.

She was born October 24, 1942 in Forsyth, MO, the first daughter of Doyal and Juanita Cummings Kissee.

She graduated from University of Missouri at Columbia, MO, in 1964 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She then worked in Public Relations at McMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois until 1965. She married Ensign Larry M. Westhoff, May 1, 1965 whom she met at Mizzou. After his release from active duty, they moved to Hazelwood, MO and later to Florissant, MO where they lived for almost 40 years and would have celebrated 45 years together on May 1, 2010.

Survivors include husband Larry of the home; two daughters, Amy and Joe Sansone of Maryland Heights, MO and Laura Westhoff of Florissant, MO; a sister, Bonita Kissee of Forsyth, MO; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents from Taney County Missouri.

Memorial Services were held April 12 at Zion UCC church with interment at Zion Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Stygar Funeral Home in Florissant, MO. Memorials may be made to ALS Association Keith Worthington Chapter, 1721 W. Elfindale, Ste. 101, Springfield, MO, 65807. Caunita’s mother died of ALS in 2001.

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