Gottenstroetter Funeral Home

Service Schedule and Obituary

Kathryn Anne Lansford

Born: August 5, 1946 - Died: November 6, 2022

Service Schedule


Gottenstroeter Funeral Home - Owensville
Date: November 10, 2022 --- Time: 9-11 a.m..


Gottenstroeter Funeral Home - Owensville
Date: November 10, 2022 --- Time: 11:00 a.m.


Countryside Memorial Gardens

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Kathryn Anne Lansford, 76, of Gerald, Mo., passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 5, 1946, to Earl and Neva (Meade) Paasch in St. Louis.

She was united in marriage to Donald Ray Lansford, Oct. 14, 1967, at First Baptist Church in Owensville.

Kathy was raised by her grandparents, Albert and Meta Meade who owned the hotel downtown, which is now a historic site. She loved meeting all the new and interesting visitors that came to town. She was active at Owensville high school, cheerleading and playing volleyball and graduated in 1965. She and her husband were members of First Baptist Church of Owensville where she played the piano and organ, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school classes. She was instrumental as a GA leader, teaching local women etiquette and how to make beautiful dresses and hats. She loved to decorate at special events at which she was very gifted. She enjoyed working as a hair dresser at Scissors of Oz at Gerald for many years. She donated her time at the nursing home doing hair and make up. She also enjoyed bowling league and once bowled a perfect game.

Kathy loved kids, church and family. She was filled with joy and love. Her smile and spark will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Neva; grandparents, Albert and Meta; and brother, Col. Terry Paasch.

She is survived by her life-long love, husband, Don; their three children, Lori Payne and husband Jeff, Dena Loague and husband Andrew and Nick Lansford and wife Stacey all of Owensville; brother, James Andrews of Palm Coast, Fla.; sister-in-law, Susan Paasch of Oakville, Wash.; grandchildren, Taylor Loughridge, Jarett Payne, Bryce Payne, Wyatt Loague, Jordan Loague, Garrin Loague, Gavin Loague, Madalynn Lansford, Celine Lansford and Journey Lansford; great-grandchildren, Ethan Loague, Emily Loague and Chloie Zelch-Scheper; nephews, JT Paasch of Boston, Mass. and Kelly Paasch of Oakville, Wash.; and niece, Angela Foldi of Hastings, Fla.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 9-11 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville.

Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter’s Chapel with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville.

Memorials requested for family’s choice.