Katherine Fern Wease, 83, of Stoutland, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Stoutland.

She was born April 3, 1935, in Jackson, Ind. to Joseph and Beulah Axe Wessling.

On Sept. 7, 1952, she married Elmer Elsworth Wease.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer Elsworth Wease on Aug. 2, 2014; siblings, Bobby, Harry, Cactus, Clarence, Daniel, Betty, and Jane; and one great-grandson, Moses Elsworth Hungerford Wease.

Katherine was the owner and operator of an antique store for many years.

She was a member of Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Wayne Wease and his wife, Jennifer, of Holts Summit and Ralf Wease and his wife, Melissa, of Richland; one daughter, Penny Peterson and her husband, Roy, of Waynesville; two brothers, Don Wessling, of Ohio and Henry Wessling and his wife, Cathy, of Florida; one sister, Darla Loy and her husband, Lester, of Illinois; special sisters-in-law, Nancy Wessling, of Oden, Ill. and Deretha Wessling, of Lebanon, and Carol Wessling, of Granite City, Ill.; four grandchildren, Chris Wease and his wife, Hilary Hungerford, Kenny Peterson and his wife, Jamie, Jacob Wease and Dawson Wayne Wease; great-grandchildren, June Hungerford Wease, Elmer Hungerford Wease, Addie Love, Darold Peterson, Fynlea Peterson, and Everett Peterson; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Katherine Fern Wease will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018, at Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church with John Book officiating. 

Burial will be in Wease Family Cemetery, under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday also at Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church.

Memorials have been suggested to Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church and donations can be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948, Lebanon, Mo. 65536.

Sign guest book at www.shadelscolonialchapel.com.



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