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In Loving Memory

Koetting, Theresa M.

July 18, 1931 - April 6, 2024

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Saturday, April 6, 2024.  Dear aunt of Ruth (Dave) Helmer, Chris (Caroline) Koetting, Sue (Bill) Etling and the late Julie Freeman.  Our dear great aunt, cousin and friend.

Miss Koetting was an educator at St. Gabriel Grade School and at Bishop DuBourg High School.  She enjoyed quilting, reading and spending time with her friends at Bethesda Gardens.

SERVICES:  Visitation at St. Peter Catholic Church (243 West Argonne Drive Kirkwood, Missouri 63122) on Saturday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. until funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Mount Olive Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary appreciated.  Kutis Affton Service


17 thoughts on “Koetting, Theresa M.”

  1. My dear Ms. Koetting, thank you for touching my life, I arrived in your class at St. Gabriel’s in the late 50s as a transfer student from another school. You were the epitome of kindness and patience. I’ve never forgotten you. Godspeed,

  2. Theresa’s spirit of kindness, graciousness, and humility touched many lives. A good, holy, and faithful steward, she generously shared her time, treasure, and talent. Indeed she was a blessing to us all. I knew Theresa as a fellow BVM associate, and my life has been immeasurably blessed by her beautiful light, which shines on.

  3. Theresa and her family have been a part of my life since Xavier
    High School days. But I have come to more deeply appreciate her spiritual giftedness in the past twenty years as a BVM
    Associate through her sharing of faith and her actions on behalf of the poor. Her many donations of exquisite quilts for raffle was a great support to BVM Ministry in Missouri’s bootheel. I will miss her unique joy of life!

  4. Mary Nolan, BVM
    Theresa: a woman of faith, a lifelong teacher and an avid reader. Twenty years ago we welcomed her as a BVM Associate. We were companions on the journey and now God is giving her kind admittance to the kingdom. Alleluia!

  5. I fondly remember you from St Gabriel’s. You were one of the most liked and respected teachers ever to serve on the faculty. You are always remembered and respected. May the Lord now hold you in His arms.

  6. Some of us were fortunate enough to have you both at St. Gabe’s and at DuBourg. Your curriculum and attention to detail lives on. I mentally diagram sentences frequently ensuring that I have the correct phrasing, modifiers, and the list goes on of what is engrained into memory from your classes. A blessing to have such a dedicated teacher.

  7. Always liked Mrs Koetting. She was a good teacher and very kind and helpful to us students! I always had plans on trying to pay her a visit. So sad that I put it off!
    Prayers for your beautiful soul!

  8. I too was very faortunate to have had Miss Koetting when I attended St Gabriel in the early 50’s.
    She was certainlyt one of my favorite teachers… very kind!
    She taught me many things!
    God bless her…
    Jim St. John

  9. I was fortunate to have Miss Koetting at Gabe’s and DB. She was a wonderful teacher and present at a reunion or two. A gentle soul, I know she’s greeting Peggy Poniewaz again after many years. Rest In Peace!

  10. Dang… such a kind soul.

    Patient, dedicated, capable.
    Apparently she was well aware of God’s love for her.

    From one of the Hennelly recipients of her talents @ St.Gabs

  11. I had Miss Koetting in 8th grade and freshman year. As a teacher, I taught her lesson on diagramming sentences to my middle school students. She was so dedicated to Catholic education!
    RIP Miss Koetting.
    Karen Schallom Hogan

  12. Miss Koetting was my English teacher at St. Gabriel,s. . She was a tough teacher, very demanding, but she was also so very kind. Every bit of grammar that I ever needed to know I learned from her, and I can still recite parts of “The Highwayman” from memory! What a great lady. May she rest in peace.

  13. One of my most favorite teachers. Always fair, consistent, professional, caring, and dedicated. I was proficient in all things English because of her.
    I had the pleasure of reconnecting with her some years ago while I worked at St. Peter. I loved visiting with her after Mass, and she was still such a wonderful woman.
    I passed on what I learned from her teaching to my own English students. Her legacy lives on. God bless you, Teresa. RIP


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