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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX

OBITUARY

Katherine "Kitty" Ammenheuser

March 20, 1940July 24, 2019
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Katherine “Kitty” Eline Lundhoy Eitel-Ammenheuser, of Beaumont, died July 24, 2019 at home with her family by her side.

Kitty was born March 20, 1940, in Kansas City, Missouri to Lawrence Adolf Lundhoy and Katherine (Candy) Vest Lundhoy. Kitty grew up in Marshall, Missouri, with her grandmother Mamie Donahue Vest until she graduated from Marshall High School in 1958. She married Leslie Deal Eitel of Marceline, Missouri on August 27, 1961. They had two daughters born in Missouri, Leslie Renee and Kristina Leigh. In September 1966, the family was transferred to Beaumont, Texas. A son Lance D. Eitel was born in 1968. Kitty worked for several physicians here in Beaumont, retiring in 1998.

She married Jim Ammenheuser in 1986 and together they shared a fondness for the water and boating. She became a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and served during the Gulf War, Desert Storm.

Kitty later developed an interest in genealogy through which she located many cousins and “kissing cousins” across the USA and Denmark. She had a passion about finding these people and staying in touch.

Kitty was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother and grandfather Grover C. Vest, paternal grandparents Adolf L. and Cathinca C, an infant sister, her parents, her stepmother, Margery Kivett Lundhoy and half-brother Anthony L. Lundhoy. She is survived by her husband James M. Ammenheuser, Jr.; children L. Renee Eitel, Kristina Eitel of Beaumont, and Lance D. Eitel and wife Debbie (Byrd) of Bullard, Texas; brother Larry M. Lundhoy, half-sister Patricia Ann Wright and husband Larry. Her grandchildren include Shara Perez, Candice Eitel Coker and husband Matt, Libby Eitel, Lance Eitel, Jr. and wife Jessica (Beers) and great grandchildren, Rankin T. Wilkinson, Piper Wren Eitel, Raynie Grace Eitel, and Barrett “Bear” Samuel Coker. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as the children and grandchildren of her husband.

The family would like to thank Riceland Hospice Care for their support of Kitty and the family during her time at home.

A celebration of Kitty's life memorial service will be held Saturday July 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will begin receiving friends starting at 12pm.

  • FAMILY

  • Lawrence Adolf Lundhoy, Father (deceased)
  • Kathrine "Candy" Vest Lundhoy, Mother (deceased)
  • Grover C. Vest, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Aldolf and wife Catherine Lundhoy, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Margery Kivett Lundhoy, Step-mother (deceased)
  • Anthony L. Lundhoy, Brother (deceased)
  • James M. Ammenheuser Jr., Husband
  • Renee Eitel, Daughter
  • Kristina Eitel, Daughter
  • Lance and wife Debbie D. Eitel, Son
  • Larry M. Lundhoy, Brother
  • Patricia Ann and husband Larry Wright, Sister
  • Shara Perez, Granddaughter
  • Candice and husband Matt Coker, Granddaughter
  • Libby Eitel, Granddaughter
  • Lance and wife Jessica Eitel Jr., Grandson
  • Rankin T. Wilkinson, Great Grandchild
  • Piper Wren Eitel, Great Grandchild
  • Raynie Grace Eitel, Great Grandchild
  • Barret "Bear" Samuel Croker, Great Grandchild
  • Kitty also leaves several nieces, nephews, children and grandchildren of her husband as well as numerous friends to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • A Celebration of Kitty's Life Saturday, July 27, 2019

Memories

Katherine "Kitty" Ammenheuser

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Ben & Sue Loganbill

July 31, 2019

Jim and family, we are so sorry to hear of Kitty’s passing. She was a very special person and we had lots of fun time at the rallies and eating at all the different restaurants while traveling. We shared laughter and sorrow when traveling in Kansas and hearing about 9/11, which we will never forget. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time and rest knowing that heaven has a new angel.

Love, Ben and Sue

Renee Eitel

July 26, 2019

Renee Eitel

July 26, 2019

Renee Eitel

July 26, 2019

Renee Eitel

July 26, 2019

Renee Eitel

July 26, 2019

Renee Eitel

July 26, 2019

Renee Eitel

July 26, 2019

Renee Eitel

July 26, 2019

Renee Eitel

July 26, 2019

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Bahamas 2007

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In the Bahamas at Jim & Suzanna's wedding in 2007

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Bahamas 2007

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Bahamas 2007

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Kitty & Jim with Jim & Suzanna's children

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Kitty & Jim at Jackson and Taylor's high school graduation - 2010

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Kitty & Jim at Jameson's high school graduation - 2005

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Family in Missouri

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