Kathryn Munie

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Kathryn C. Munie, nee Cooney, 96, of Belleville, IL, born March 27, 1924, in Centralia, IL, died Monday, December 14, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Kathryn “Kay” was a dedicated mother to her large family.  She was a member of the Murray Development Center Parents Association and was a board member at St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises (S.A.V.E.), and numerous organizations for the handicapped.  Kathryn was a parishioner of St. Augustine of Canterbury Church and St. Mary Catholic Church. She served as an officer in the Ladies Sodality, and as a lector and Eucharistic Minister.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Melvin G. Munie whom she married on October 23, 1948, and who died on September 9, 2002; her dear daughter Angela Merici Munie; a sister, Frances Cooney; and two brothers, Edward and Thomas Cooney.

Surviving are three daughters, Gayle Munie, Madonna Munie, and Monica (Jan) Sobczak; three sons, Thomas (Lana) Munie, Kevin (Lynn) Munie, and Neill (Janet) Munie; 10 grandchildren, Tara (Vince) Ojeda, Tina (Scott) Markovich, Bridget Munie, Kimberly (Bret) Schuetz, Rebecca (Tyler) Eggold, Sarah Mitchell, Wesley (Hannah) Munie, Dylan Sobczak, Riley Sobczak, and Austin Munie; 15 great-grandchildren, Cody, Bryce, Lainey, Declan, Connor, Lorelie, Keegan, Kiera, Kellen, Myah, Brooke, Addison, Aubrey, Emerson, and Hudson.

Memorials may be made to Murray Parents Association, in care of Rita Winkler, 1535 West McCord, Centralia, IL, 62801, to Rett Syndrome at www.rettsyndrome.org or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2020, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Private burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.




9 Comments on Kathryn Munie

Cindy Evans said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2020 at 10:50 PM

Monica and family, Please keep all your memories if Kay close to your heart. Bless you all. Cindy

  • Swansea
  • IL
Deb and Steve Timko said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2020 at 9:13 AM

We have such fond memories of Kay at St Mary’s. She was always the mist cheerful person and very welcoming when she would see you. Rejoice in the wonderful memories she left everyone with.

  • Dunedin
  • Flotida
Carol said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2020 at 8:20 PM

My prayers are with Kathryn and the entire Munie family. She was a wonderful and a lovely lady with an amazing smile. Peace to her family!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Karen Kelly said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2020 at 4:14 PM

My prayers are with Kay and the entire Munie family. She was a lovely lady with an amazing smile. Peace to her family!

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Roger Henke said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2020 at 7:34 AM

My condolences to all on your loss. I will miss Kay.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Rita said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2020 at 6:52 AM

Monica, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jana Lund Kronenberger said : Guest Report Dec 16, 2020 at 11:56 PM

Please accept my sympathy. I’ll always remember your mother with a smile and a wave while living on “A” St.

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
Ravins said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2020 at 7:24 PM

Heartfelt condolences to family.She was an effective voice for MPA

  • Marion
  • Il
Beverly Ring said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2020 at 7:16 PM

Thank you for all you’ve done for Murray Residents! Prayers to all family members! God Bless!

  • Charleroi
  • PA

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