M. Lorraine Kehoe, age 91, was called home to heaven on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Jefferson City, Mo.
She was born October 28, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo. She was known by family and friends affectionately as “Gomie” for the past 41 years - the nickname given to her lovingly by her first grandchild who couldn’t say grandma.
Lorraine was a graduate of Rosati-Kain High School and remained involved, committed and proud of her alma mater and dear RK friends.
She retired after 30 years of working for several judges in Federal bankruptcy court and then volunteered for 15 years at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.
Lorraine was a devoted and amazing mother and grandmother who pursued every opportunity to improve her life and the lives of her family, all while providing them with a loving home and fond memories. She had many, many friends and loved to party, play cards, watch Cardinals and Rams football and drink manhattans.
She was a devout Catholic and active in St. Gabriel the Archangel parish before moving to Jefferson City, Mo. She loved Ireland and was fortunate to visit twice and honestly didn’t understand why anyone would travel anywhere else!
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol and her parents, Leo and Marie Rechtien.
Lorraine is survived by her children, Kathy Benage, John (Patty) Kehoe, Maureen Smith, Peggy (Mike) Rogers and Michael (Claudia) Kehoe. During her lifetime she was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
At her request, her body was donated to St. Louis University.
A mass of remembrance will be held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City on Wednesday, June 26, at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Lorraine requested that contributions be made to the United Way of Central Missouri Disaster Recovery Fund or Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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