Mom's Nursing Picture

Maureen Mae Burns Niedt

Maureen Mae Burns Niedt passed away on August 31, 2022 on hospice at her daughter’s home in St. Louis, MO. Maureen was born on July 1, 1936 in Newport, Rhode Island. 

She put herself through nursing school at Meramec Community College eventually receiving her BSN from Webster University. She loved nursing and after nearly 30 years, she retired from Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Mom was an avid cat lover and well-known in Lafayette Square as the Cat Lady. She was always given the gift of stray kitties that she would take care of, i.e. shots, spay/neuter, provide food, water and lots of love. Eventually she went on to help with the cat adoptions at PetsMart in Sunset Hills which included blessing roughly 8 kitties a home with her. 

Mom was preceded by her husband Greg and she leaves behind three kids; Robert, Colleen and Brian; a grandchild, Sean, his wife, Megan and her first great grandchild, Lennox.  

Mom’s memorial will be on Monday, 9/12 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm at St. Louis Cremation with a small memorial ceremony at Jefferson Barracks at 2:15 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one or both of her favorite charities: St. Louis Pet Rescue and Humane Society of Missouri. 


  1. Susan on September 10, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Aunt Mo… a beautiful, loving woman who is and will always be unforgetable. Jesus, wrap her loved ones in your arms so they find the comfort they need while understanding your great new plan for Maureen.

  2. Mike Conrad on September 11, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Moe was a beautiful soul that I had the privilege of working with at Jewish Hospital in the Cardiac Cath Lab. She was so supportive and generous with her time and always talked very fondly of her 3 kids. She always had a smile that would brighten up the room. She will be missed.

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