Catherine Elizabeth Stretz (Nee Cushing)


Caterine Stretz

Caterine Stretz

Catherine Elizabeth Stretz (Nee Cushing) was called to eternal life at the age of 94 on August 3, 2015 in Olathe, Kansas.

Catherine was born November 20, 1920 in Kansas City, MO. She was the youngest of nine children and very proud of her Irish heritage. She met the love of her life, Frank, while working at North American Aviation during World War II. Catherine was a woman of great faith. Her family always came first. She will be remembered for her love, devotion and compassion … a blessing to us all.

The grandchildren especially remember her infectious laughter when recounting family stories or while watching an episode of “I Love Lucy”. They would look forward to her wonderful letters and emails taking an active interest in all their lives and sharing news of the family.

Catherine is survived by daughters, Sharon Khoury and husband Richard, Sister Mary Agnes O.S.C. (Peggy Stretz), Sandy Sola and husband Vince; sons, Frank L. Stretz and wife Paula, John Stretz; grandchildren Elaina Boudreau and husband Bryan, Rick Khoury, Peggy Bennett and husband Jeff, Mike Sola and wife Christen, Jim Sola and wife Kaily, Debbie Straub and husband Hank, Rick Sola and wife Lindsey, Frank J. Stretz and wife Anne, Kelly Bellucci and husband Marco, Lisa Starr and husband Jason, Katie Cormican and husband Seth; 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Catherine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank; five brothers, Pat, Mike, Con, Ray, Thomas; and three sisters, Winifred, Margaret and Sr. Jeanne S.L.

The family extends a special thank you to Beatrice Arce, Shannon Ross and Catholic Hospice for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials for the Children’s Fund of Guatemala are appreciated. Send in care of Sister Mary Agnes, Monastery of St. Clare, 1310 Delwood Ave., Memphis TN 38127.

Arr. Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory


Thursday, August 06, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Olathe, Kansas

Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Olathe, Kansas

Mt Olivet Cemetery
Kansas City,Missouri

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