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    Katherine R. Cicigoi, 86, of Thayer, Missouri went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2024, at the Mercy Hospital of Springfield, Missouri. She was born in Napoleon, Michigan, on March 3, 1937, to Paul Marks and Arlene (Libey) Marks.  Katherine married the love of her life, Robert Cicigoi, during October of 1996 in Olivet, Michigan. For over twenty years she was a loan officer at the Capital Area Credit Union before enjoying her retirement with hobbies like cooking and sewing. Katherine attended the St. Paul United Methodist Church of Thayer, Missouri for many years. She loved giving her time and donating to others. At the Couch School a program was named after her called “Kathy’s Closet”.

    Katherine is survived by her husband of 27 years, Robert Cicigoi of the home, three daughters; Mandy Howe and her husband Chuck, Carole Stalhood and her husband Bob, Pamela Miller and her partner Ron Justice, stepson, Curt Cicigoi, stepdaughter, Libby Comtpon and husband Carie, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters; Joyce Friederichs, Jeanne MacDonald and Sandy Figley.

    Katherine is preceded in death by her parents, Paul Marks and Arlene (Libey) Marks, sister, Maxine Denbo and brother, Darrell Marks. 

    In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorials be sent the: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memorials Processing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN, 38105-9959

     Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 9:00 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel of Thayer, Missouri. 

    Funeral will be on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel of Thayer, Missouri.

    Services will be officiated by Pastor Mark Coffey.

    Burial will be at a later date in Illinois.


Services in care of Carter Funeral Home Inc., – Thayer, Missouri. 




  1. Leta Montgomery Smoot
    January 18, 2024 @ 1:14 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. My dear friend was such a wonderful lady. Loved seeing her big smile when she came in FNBC and visiting with her. Bob my prayers are with you. God bless you


  2. Donna and Butch Steed
    January 19, 2024 @ 9:15 am

    So very sorry Bob for your loss and the loss for your family. Always had the best disposition, regardless how she was feeling, and a most gorgeous smile! That is what I will remember!


  3. Tina & Richard Blount
    January 19, 2024 @ 1:47 pm

    What a blessing this lady was to the world and to those who knew and loved her. She was like my “second” mom and I will truly miss her. She was always there to share a smile or an have an ear to listen. In the years we were friends, we came to love each other like family and we are so very thankful to have been a small part of her life. The last few years were difficult for her as her health began to take it’s toll on her, but she never let it get her down for long.
    Go rest high on that mountain, your work on earth is done. We love you and will miss you dearly.


  4. Kathy (Essex) Haynes
    January 19, 2024 @ 1:56 pm

    So Sorry for your loss – sending hugs to her the 3 daughters that I grow up with Mandy, Carole and Pam. Your Mother was a fun loving lady of Liberty !


  5. Debbie VanDine Yaeger
    January 19, 2024 @ 2:24 pm

    To know Katherine was to love her. She was a bright spot like sunshine in anyone’s life. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you Bob and the whole family.


  6. Sheila & Randy Hengesbach, Rob, Sky and Shayla
    January 19, 2024 @ 6:16 pm

    There are so many memories I could carry on about with Katherine being a part of my life for over 26 years! Through the ups and downs, hard times and good times that smile was always there to let you know it was going to be ok. Truly a loving soul that will be missed. Many prayers, hugs and love to you Bob, Mandy, Carol, Pam, Curt and Libby.


    • Jeff and Diane Headberg
      January 23, 2024 @ 12:50 pm

      These posts truly show what a special person she was. Beautiful inside and out. We will miss her so much.


  7. Linda Morgan ( Couch school bus driver )
    January 22, 2024 @ 10:57 am

    Mr. Cicigoi Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your Family.


  8. David and Rosemary Case
    January 29, 2024 @ 7:34 am

    Bob so sorry for your loss of Katherine. The Lord will sustain your heart as you remember the sweetest memories.


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