Kathleen Elizabeth Dapkus

Kathleen Elizabeth Dapkus, 65, of Washington, MO passed away on August 20, 2022.

Kathy was a loving and kind person who will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerome Sommer; her second husband, Pete Dapkus; her mother, Jane Elizabeth Meyer; and her nephew, Jason Meyer.

She was survived by her father, Larry Meyer Sr; her three children: Adam Sommer (Katrina Sommer), Andrew Sommer and Ashley Sommer; Five grandchildren: Jack, Willow, Addie & Kallie (Adam & Katrina), and Margot (Andrew Sommer); her five siblings: Jane Meyer, Lisa Ramsey, Larry Meyer Jr., Laura Launius, and Maria Garrison (Randy Garrison). Kathy loved all her nieces and nephews; she loved having a big family.

In honor of Kathy’s memory, we are holding a memorial service on Saturday, September 10th at Saint Francis Borgia Church in Washington, MO at noon.

In lieu of flowers donate to Missouri School for the Blind: msb.dese.mo.gov/community-relations/donations.html

We invite anyone who knew her to attend and honor her memory.






  1. Laura Launius on September 7, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    My dear sister, I miss you so much already!
    Looking back at all these pictures of you and our family reminds me of all the things we did together. We had some great times together and I will never forget how much we loved each other. RIP Kathy! Love Always, Your Sister Laura.

  2. Marge Burger Trigg on September 9, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Kathy, i enjoyed spending time together before your passing, while you were in tge hospital. I know you were in pain, but we were able to share fun stories and have a few laughs together. I will cherish those memories. You are a strong person and I know the lord has wrapped his arms around you as you entered the gates of heaven. RIP my dear cousin Kathy! Love you!

  3. jane meyer on September 15, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Oh little sis how my heart misses you! I loved all of the conversations we had. Even when we disagreed. I’m so grateful for the time we had together in Washington. Rest in peace my beautiful baby sister.

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