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In Loving Memory

Brasser, Mary Kathleen “Kathy”


Mary Kathleen Brasser (Kathy) passed on May 19, 2023, at 77 years of age at home with her husband by her side.  She was born on September 24, 1945, to parents William and Estelle Doran. She attended St. Michael the Archangel Catholic grade school, Bishop DuBourg High School, and Webster College earning a degree in education with an emphasis in history.  She taught at Bayless grade school for several years until becoming a stay at home mom.

She held a passion for playing the piano, learning to read music at a young age.  Kathy was especially proud that her children and grandchildren all took piano lessons and share her love of music.  Other interests and hobbies included tennis, reading, crossword puzzles, traveling, watching grandchildren playing sports, and always had a thirst for learning something new.

Kathy is survived by her husband Wayne, of 56 years, daughter Christy Schiller (Rob), son Bill Brasser (Erin), and grandkids Caitlin Brasser, Will Schiller, Emily Brasser, Emma Schiller, William Brasser and Brigid Brasser.  She will be remembered for her loving smile, her beautiful brown eyes, her sparkling personality, and her love of life. Kathy will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A funeral Mass will honor Kathy at 10:00 am on June 13th, 2023, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (7622 Sutherland Ave, Shrewsbury, MO 63119) followed by a Celebration of Life at Westborough Country Club (631 South Berry Road, St. Louis, MO 63122).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Shrewsbury, MO) or the ALS Association – St. Louis Regional Chapter.


9 thoughts on “Brasser, Mary Kathleen “Kathy””

  1. Wayne thank you for contacting me with your sad news about Kathy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers
    I can’t think of Cathy without hearing her throaty laugh.

  2. Wayne and the Brasser Family, although we only met Kathy recently (Nov 2018), there was an immediate connection as if we had known each other far longer. This makes Kathy’s passing all the more sorrowful as the opportunity for more contact no longer exists. We believe that a special lady; wife, mother, grandmother, and friend has left behind a special place in many peoples lives. Our heartfelt condolences to you, Wayne and the entire Brasser Family.

  3. Wayne, I am so sorry for your devastating loss. I hope with time you and your family will find peace..
    Kathy will be greatly missed. Blessings to you and your family.

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing, we know you will miss her loving presence. We have enjoyed getting to know her as a fellow mass friend at St Gerard’s. May God continue to bless Kathy and you all with His grace, mercy, love, and peace in His Kingdom.
    May we all meet in His Kingdom.

  5. Wayne and family, thank you so much for notifying us of Kathy’s passing. We are so sorry to hear this, but have such fond memories of all the times our families spent together many years ago. You and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Dear Wayne and family. Our sincere condolences to you all. We remember Kathy in our prayers.
    John (59 St. Mike’s) and Linda Patterson

  7. As a little kid growing up in Shrewsbury—-there were always certain big kids who were always nice to you and you looked up to them. Kathy Doran was one of those people—kind, generous, outgoing—always thought that she was really a neat girl; and did I ever think she was pretty. He husband Wayne was always one of the nice big guys in Shrewsbury too a nice guy who looked after his sister Sharon. Loved waiting on Kathy’s Dad when I worked at the Grellner’s (the filling station at the corner of Big Bend and Shrewbury) Everybody who worked there liked Mr. Doran his nickbname was “44”
    God Bless you Kathy RIP—-thanks for being a friend to a little boy growing up in Shrewsbury and St. Michael’s—God Bless you Wayne in marrying Kathy you sure out kicked your coverage. What a gem you were blessed with.

  8. Mrs. Brasser was one of my favorite teachers while attending Bayless school..What a wonderful year I had in her classroom. My condolences to her family .


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