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Celestine J. (Spaeth) Pioch
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Obituary for Celestine J. (Spaeth) Pioch

Celestine J. (Spaeth) Pioch
1922-2017

Celestine J. Pioch, 95, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017, at her home.
She was born in Vinita, Oklahoma on April 23, 1922 to Frederick and Elizabeth (Reinart) Spaeth.
Celestine married Richard Pioch on January 28, 1948; he preceded her in death on August 24, 2010.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Parish for 66 years. During that time Celestine served on the Parish Council of which she was the first woman President. Celestine served in many capacities with the St. Ann’s Altar Society, Quilters, Communion Minister, and a Scout Leader. In addition, she was an Avon representative for over 40 years. Celestine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Nick, Andy, Bud, Glenn, and Joe Spaeth; sister, Sally Hager; and son-in-law, Jim Weidmaier, Jr.
Survivors include children, Jean Swymeler, James Pioch (Linda), Cathy Weidmaier, Paul Pioch (Karen); grandchildren, Heidi Lynch (Tim), Michael Swymeler (Darcy), Heather Langenbach (Brent), Matthew Swymeler (Kelsie), Annie Rhoad (Tom), Kimberly Dampier (Bill), Amy Eddy (Brian), Scott Pioch, 19 great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Lola Spaeth, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 A.M. Monday, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Prayer Service 5:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity or St. Mary Catholic Church.


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Previous Events

Prayer Service

Sunday

26

Nov

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Visitation

Sunday

26

Nov

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday

27

Nov

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1606 N. 2nd
St. Joseph, Missouri 64505

Service

Monday

27

Nov

10:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Park Cemetery

St. Joseph , Missouri


Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity

3131 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506

St. Mary Catholic Church

1606 N. 2nd Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505
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