Memorial for Kathryn McCloskey Houlihan

Visitation for this 92-year-old Wildwood resident will be Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory in Ballwin.

Kathryn McCloskey Houlihan died Monday. The Wildwood resident was 92 years old. She was born on March 14, 1920.

“Mack” as she was known to many, was the wife of Joseph P. Houlihan Jr., who died in 2003 after nearly 60 years of marriage. After their retirement in 1979 they resided in Boonville, MO, until returning to in 2003, according to the Boonville Daily News.

She had a large family, including nine children:  Kathleen (Tom) Mooney; Joseph P. Houlihan III; Charlie (Kathy) Houlihan; Julie Ford; Daniel (Tina) Houlihan, Sr.; the late Francis Houlihan; Ruth Elizabeth (Rob) Seabaugh; Maggie Houlihan (John Diller); and Eileen (Marvin) Seward. She was grandma to 17 grandchildren and great grandchildren to 15. She was predeceased by her only brother, Charles “Bud” McCloskey; her son, Francis; son-in-law Tom Ford; and granddaughter, Katie Rose Houlihan.

She was a 1938 graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy, after which she attended Washington University. She was involved in many different organizations, including The Tuesday Contemporary Club, Community Betterment and the Girl Scouts as a troop leader. She loved the outdoors, and participated in a variety of sports, including swimming, bowling, archery, fishing, hunting, horseback riding; and, as an avid traveler enjoyed many trips domestically and abroad, with a particular fondness for being on the water.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road, at Holloway in Ballwin.

A funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at in Wildwood. Interment will be in St. Monica Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, 1809 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO  63017.

Friends may sign the family's online guestbook.


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