Tappella, Katherine M. (nee Miriani) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Beloved wife of 62 years to the late Richard C. Tappella; loving  mother of Gary (Marcia) Tappella and Laurie (Michael) Hempe; dear grandmother of Greg  (Trisha Rick), Adam (Elizabeth) and  Jamie Tappella; dear great grandmother of Keaton Rick-Tappella and Nora Tappella; loving daughter of the late Louis and Theresa Miriani; beloved  sister of the late Lawrence (Patricia surviving) Miriani; sister-in-law of the late Jim (Rose) and Joe (Louise) Tappella and survived by sister-in-law Mary Tappella; our dear aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd., on Saturday, July 22, at 9am to St. Mark Catholic Church for 9:30am Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of  flowers, contributions to Cardinal Ritter Senior Services/Mother of Perpetual Help, St. Mark Catholic Church, deGreeff Hospice House or Judevine Center for Autism  appreciated.  Visitation Friday, 4-8pm.