In Memory of

Cathleen “Cathy” Louise (Stohr) Kraus

October 13, 1940 - January 7, 2020


Cathleen “Cathy” Louise (Stohr) Kraus,79, passed away January 7, 2020 at St. Luke’s East, Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 10-11am at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 130 Northwest Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11am. Burial will follow in Sedalia, MO at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 7285 W 132nd St, Overland Park, KS 66213.

Cathy was born and raised in Sedalia, MO. She graduated from Smith Cotton High School and Central MO State University. She married William G. Kraus, Sr. on February 19, 1966.

Cathy was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Sedalia and T.O.P.S. She loved family and friends and enjoyed crocheting. She loved shopping and appreciated a great deal.

Cathy is preceded in death by her husband; infant son, James; parents, George and Nadyne (Ford) Stohr; and sister, Mary Patricia Stohr and JoAnn (Stohr) Deady. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth (Evan) Kraus Hartenstein; sons, Jacob Kraus, II and William G. (Carmen) Kraus, Jr.; grandchildren, Tylor and Tannor Kraus and Alexis and Wyatt Hartenstein.


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We are so sorry for the family’s loss. She was a sweet person and we loved getting to visit with her over the last few years. Love and prayers for the family.

I am so sorry to hear of Cathys passing. I had the pleasure of meeting her and getting to know her through Liz, Alexis and their family. She was always such a sweet, kind lady who I enjoyed talking to her at church weekly. My prayers go out to her daughter, grandchildren and other family. May she rest in peace.

To the Krause and Hartenstein Families
It has been the utmost Blessing to have been such a part of your family. Cathy will be missed dearly. I loved the times just sitting in her home visiting, or figuring out a crochet pattern. We have grown to love her and all of you in the years since you moved here. I have so many memories of your mom, she was so friendly to all that met her, or she met. She will be greatly missed. Love you all

Cathy was a great woman with a kind and gracious heart. I cannot imagine the grief and pain you are enduring right now. May God’s grace heal you and bless you in your time of need.

Kraus Family I am so sorry to hear of Cathleen passing. Was a classmate at Smith Cotton was a wonderful person. Missed seeing her , but knew she didn’t drive. Prayers for all the family!??❤️

So sorry for your loss. I knew Cathy thru TOPS and she has touched my heart and she will be missed. She was always so supportive and I am a better person for knowing her. Hugs and prayers for the family. Thank you Cathy!!

Cathleen was a very special person to my husband Charlie and I because she introduced us some 59 years ago. Cathleen and I were classmates at Saint Mary’s College. Charlie and I have been married now 57 years. Cathleen and your family are in our prayers.

Please accept our sincere condolences at the passing of your mom. Her photo brings back fond memories of her sweet smile and happy laughter.

Aunt Cathy was a wonderful loving person. Enjoyed talking with her via phone. Wished I had visited her in person more often. May God be with you and your family at this time in need. Our prayers are with you all.

Dear Cathy,
You have been an important part of our TOPS group and will be missed very much. Thank you for sharing so much with all of us.

Remember you all from church at St. Patrick’ s in Sedalia. Sorry for loss. It is hard when your last parent goes. My Mother Virginia Elmlinger passed in 1993. I felt like my family was lonely, even though you still have brother and sisters. It’s a generation thing I guess. Prayers for your families.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church
130 Northwest Murray Road
Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081


Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church
130 Northwest Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081