Augusta Sheen Cattey, Brookfield, Missouri, died from natural causes, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, Missouri, after a fall earlier in the week.
Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 313 North Livingston, Brookfield. Interment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Brookfield. Prayer Service 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Rhodes Funeral Home, 216 Linn Street, Brookfield. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 Sunday, where friends may call after 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Immaculate Conception Church Window Fund or Linn County 4-H. Online condolences and guestbook available at www.rhodesfh.com.
She was born August 11, 1923, south of Brookfield, to Clarence and Theresa (Tillman) Sheen.
She graduated from Brookfield High School. She began her career as a bookkeeper for the former Brookfield Chickeries. On June 11, 1954, she married Nelson L. Cattey in Brookfield. Together they owned and operated Cattey Feed & Seed until 1993. They also raised Certified Black Angus Cattle on their farm, N & A Angus until 2003. Nelson died December 27, 2010, in Brookfield.
Augusta was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Brookfield. She was active with her family in county 4-H activities where she was the Happy-Go-Lucky Club Leader. She was active in County Fairs and State Fairs. In the Fall of 2005 she and Nelson were inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame. She was a member of the Missouri Angus Association; a former member of the Missouri Cow Bells; Life Member American Angus Association; Gamma Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Social Sorority and the Catholic Units Bridge Club.
Augusta was an amazing mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. She greatly enjoyed feeding those around her table with the produce from her garden. She remained independent and enjoyed discussing current events with those she visited.
Augusta is survived by her son, James B. Cattey and his wife, Joan, Olathe, Kan.; her daughter, Doris L. Montegna and her husband, Eric, St. Joseph; three grandsons, Samuel D. Cattey, Aaron M. Cattey and Arthur B. Cattey, all of Kansas City; her brothers, Edwin Sheen and his wife, Shirley, West Richland, Wash., and John Sheen and his wife, Zelda, Downs, Ill.; her sister, JoAnn Witte, Yorkville, Ill.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, infant Bernard Sheen and Robert Sheen and her sister, Dorothy Jones.