Marie Casteel

Therese Stegmaier Casteel passed Thursday, October 25, 2012 at her residence at
Brandon Woods in Lawrence, Kansas. Memorial services for Marie Therese Stegmaier Casteel, 86, will be conducted in two locations.
On Monday, October 29th, 3:00pm, a brief memorial service and reception will be held at Brandon Woods in Lawrence, Kansas.
On Friday, November 2nd, 9:15am, the family will receive friends at St Joseph Cathedral in Jefferson City, Missouri. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am.
In keeping with Mrs. Casteel’s wishes, she bequeathed her body to the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Marie Therese Stegmaier was born on September 28th, 1926, in Jefferson City; she was the youngest of the three children of Otto Charles Stegmaier and Clara Marie Franz. A brother, Dr. Otto C. Stegmaier, and a sister, Mary Loy Stegmaier Carney, preceded her in death.
She attended Mary Mount College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from Webster University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Social Work.
Therese married Benjamin Edward Casteel at St. Peter’s Church on May 6th 1950. A union of 40 years resulted in seven children: Ben Casteel (Helene), Mary Casteel, Kathleen Basset (Joe), Jeanne Wichman (Curt), Carol Casteel Frick (Warren), Marvin Casteel, Nancy Cuppy (Bron), 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
In 1992 Therese married James Dilger of Houston Texas. James also preceded Therese in death.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St Jude Children’s Hospital, St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence, Kansas, or the Carmelite Convent in Jefferson City, and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


19 Condolences

  1. Jim and Maggie Boydston on October 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Jeanne, Curt, Libby and Joseph, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find some comfort in the wonderful memories and the peace of knowing that mom/grandma is in the arms of our Lord. Please let us know if there is anything you need. Jim & Maggie

  2. Angie Hammes on October 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Jeanne and family,
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May she rest in the peace of Christ.

  3. Y Sims on October 28, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Death to many seems to be a part of life. Our Heavenly Father want his children to enjoy life and live, So He made a promise to do away with death at Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” At these times, may you turn to God’s Word for comfort.

  4. Diane & Mike Pope on October 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Carol, Warren & family,
    Just thinking of you all and praying that your love and memories of your mom and grandmother will bring smiles to mind now as you miss her.
    Mike & Diane

  5. Mary Kay Keating on October 29, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Dear Jeanne and family, my condolensces on the passing of your mother. I know you will be missing her and let the grace of God fill your hearts with good memories and love. Take care.

    Mary Kay

  6. Cathy Brennan on October 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    My prayers for you and your family Jeanne. Hope in the resurrection is our gift and I will say a prayer for your mom each day that she has reached her eternal home.

  7. Sigler Pharmacy on October 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    We are very sorry to hear of Marie’s death. Our thoughts are with the families at this time. Sincerely, Sigler Pharmacy Staff

  8. Linda Nelson on October 30, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Jeanne, my heart goes out to you and your family with this great loss. May the peace your mother now has be shared with her loved ones in Christ.

  9. angie cameron on October 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Jeanne and family,
    Please accept our prayers for your mother and your family. May she rest in peace and revel in the Light.

    Angle Cameron family.

  10. Cherie Jordan Diemler on October 30, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Dear Jeanne and Family – I was saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. No matter our age, no one can replace our Mother, and I do understand your pain. Lean on your family and friends during this difficult time and take comfort knowing your Mother is now in God’s loving arms. Cherie Jordan Diemler, Jefferson City High School Class of ’73

  11. Jeanne Schwartze on October 30, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Jeanne and family-am so sorry to hear about your mother. I remember both your parents so vividly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Cindy Baker on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She seemed lovely. You will be in our prayers.
    Cindy Baker

  13. Theresa Johnson on October 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Dear Jeanne and family, I am praying for you and your loved ones. I will offer a rosary for your mother’s happy repose. May you find comfort with the Good Shepherd and know that your mother is in his loving hands.

  14. SALLY MILLSAP HERRIN on October 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm


  15. David Pratt Jefferson City Mo on October 31, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Marvin I am very sorry to learn of your Mother’s Passing
    my prayers our with you and your family. St.Judes was my Mother’s favorite organization. David

  16. Kathy Hooker Owen on October 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Dear Jeanne and family.. i am very sorry to hear about your mother. yes even at our age it still is difficult to lose a parent. know that you and your family are in my prayers. my parents are both gone now but i know they are with the Lord.. Your parents are too. much love.. Kathy

  17. KATIE NACY CASTEEL on November 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Too all of you,my deepest sorrow goes out to each and one of you. Thinking about happier times, May Therese RIP

    with love,

  18. Jody and Paul Grigsby on November 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Jeannie, Curt, Libby and Joe,We are so sad to hear of your mom’s death,Jeannie. Our hearts go to you at such a sad time. It is never easy losing a parent no matter how old or young. Your mom just made me smile, Jeannie.. she was really full of life and such a fun person in the brief few moments Paul and I got to chat with her.
    Marie is no longer physically present but she lives on in love, no doubt!
    May God’s Peace be with you and give you comfort.
    Love,Jody and Paul Grigsby

  19. Marla Stretz on November 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Carol, I’m sorry to have found of your mother’s recent passing as by chance I decided to try to find you by googling your name. I was just thinking about you this evening. Kind of unusual. I would love to get together sometime. My daughter Meradith lives in the River Market area of KC and works in Olathe. She says Lawrence if lovely and reminds her of Columbia. Your mother sounds like a very giving person, with 7 children, a wife twice and her final gift and memorial suggestions.

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