Anne Kathaleen "Kathy" Garcia

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Anne Kathaleen "Kathy" Garcia, 71, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

She was born May 28, 1942, in St. Louis, the daughter of Robert Oscar and Mary Maxine (Hutchings) Gotsch. On Dec. 11, 1959, in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to Julius "Bill" Garcia, Jr., who survives.

Additional survivors include: one daughter, Kathaleen Anne "Kathy" Bernsen and her husband, Jerry, of Shell Knob: one son, Julius "Butch" Garcia, III, and his wife, Melissa, of Cape Coral, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her parents and one brother, David Gotsch.

She was a native of St. Louis and attended Mehlville High School. She was a secretary for McDonnell Douglas Corporation, in St. Louis. Upon retiring in 1990, Bill and Kathy moved to Shell Knob to make their home.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.