Kathy R. Depuy, 53, of Jackson, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, at the home of her mother in Jackson.

She was born September 18, 1963, in St. Louis, to Bobbie and Pauline Tripp Launius.

Kathy was a 1982 graduate of Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School.  She subsequently earned a certificate in dental hygiene.  In 1992, she moved from St. Louis to Jackson and was most recently self-employed, working in residential and commercial cleaning in the Jackson-Cape Girardeau area.

Kathy was a member of Fruitland Community Church.  She enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and working in the yard, She was a dedicated mother and grandmother, faithfully attending any event that her children and grandchildren participated in.  She had a generous spirit and always put others before herself.

Loving survivors include two daughters, Kaitlyn (Curtis) Kraus of Jackson and Taylor Depuy of Cape Girardeau; a son, Michael Depuy of Jackson; two grandchildren, Allison and Maci Kraus of Jackson; her mother, Pauline (Thomas) Skelly of Jackson; her father, Bob (Marilynn) Launius of Piedmont; her maternal grandmother, Virginia Tripp of Jackson; four siblings, Kevin (Theresa) Launius of Ohio, Karen (Robert) Hill of Patterson, Missouri; Teresa (Derrick) Pickles of Imperial, Missouri, Tracy (Steve) Schulte of Ballwin, Missouri; seven nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 3 p.m. to service time, Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Fruitland Community Church in Fruitland, Missouri.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the church, with the Rev. Mike Parry officiating.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Fruitland Community Church (Children’s Church) or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Cremation accorded by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

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  1. Sherrie Troxel

    Kathy had an amazing gift of a loving, kind and fun soul! May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you share. She will be greatly missed.

  2. Carolyn Blatz

    Praying you’re comforted by the many memories you have and held close by God as you grieve.

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