Catherine Louise Park-Schaefer, 75, of Blue Springs, MO passed away Monday December 29, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital East. Funeral Service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Meyers Funeral Chapel 1600 W. Main St. Blue Springs, MO. Burial in Blue Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the service. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be sent in Catherine’s memory to meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Catherine was born August 18, 1939 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Harry and Clara (Walburn) Higbee. She was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and received her BA in nursing and Master in Anesthesiology. She was a past president of the MO Association of Nurse Anesthetist (MOANA). On May 13, 2006 she married Richard A. Schaefer who survives of the home. Hobbies include knitting, reading and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband William B. Park and a brother Eugene McCall.
In addition to her husband Richard she is survived by a daughter Stephanie Harrill (Kevin), and a son Brian Park, grandchildren Kaela and Katrina Harrill all of Blue Springs, MO.