Katherine Anne Himberger

May 14, 1931April 11, 2018

Katherine Anne Himberger, 86, formerly of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Peggy Kelly House in Topeka, Kansas.

Visitation will take place Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Anne was born, May 14, 1931, in North Loop, Nebraska, the daughter of Carl Stude and Mary (Portis) Stude. On January 23, 1954, she was united in marriage to Joseph Charles Himberger who preceded her in death. She was also a loving companion to Orville Corley for many years preceding his death.

Anne worked and retired from the City of Columbia Finance Department. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She was also very active in the community as a volunteer with the Show Me State Games, an usher at Jesse Hall, volunteer at the Gift Shop at Columbia Regional Hospital, singer with the Columbia Chorale and a member of the Columbia Entertainment Company. She stayed active and enjoyed walking, exercising, and water aerobics. She will be remembered as a joyful woman who always wore a smile, lending a hand to anyone in need. She loved and cherished her grandchildren and enjoyed teaching her granddaughter to bake.

Anne is survived by her children: Jody Himberger of Topeka, KS; Janet Matchett (Jeff) of St. Louis, MO; Jill Himberger (Linda Ochs) of Topeka, KS; grandchildren Becky Pritchett (Dave) of Richmond, VA; Danny Matchett (Mara) of St. Louis, MO; Ethan Matchett of St. Louis, MO; Joe Oldenburg of Boise, ID; great-grandchildren Lexi and Parker Pritchett. She was preceded in death by two sons Jeffery Joseph Himberger and Joseph Charles Himberger; two brothers Alwyn Stude and Art Stude; and one sister Carol Turner.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.


  • Jody Himberger, Child
  • Janet (Jeff) Matchett, Child
  • Jill (Linda Ochs) Himberger, Child
  • Becky (Dave) Pritchett, Grandchild
  • Danny (Mara) Matchett, Grandchild
  • Ethan Matchett, Grandchild
  • Joe Oldenburg, Grandchild
  • As well as great-grandchildren Lexi and Parker Pritchett.

  • Alzheimers Association
  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 21, 2018

Katherine Anne Himberger

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Timothy himberger

June 13, 2018

Thanks to God and facebook, I found aunt Anne's funeral notice.

I remember their wedding day at st patricks like it was "yesterday"

Fern and I went to Columbia numerous times.. Joe was my last
living uncle out of 7. we had such fun times with them.


Joan and Stephen Mudrick

April 22, 2018

To the family of Anne Himberger:

My husband and I were privileged to know Anne. She was involved in Columbia Entertainment Theatre Society with us. She was delightful. She was a lovely lady and she was a joy to be with. It's very hard to think she had Alzheimer's - what a terrible disease that is. We have contributed to the Alzheimer's Association; how we wish they would find a cure!

It was wonderful to know Anne, and Orville, also!

Joan and Stephen Mudrick

Nancy Goddard

April 19, 2018

Thank you for the many times you shared your beautiful mother with our church. It was always a delight to greet her and see her beautiful smile and gentle manner. You were wonderful to her and gave her loving, tender care. May her memory be a beautiful blessing as you remember all the precious times with her. God bless you with healing comfort. Rev. Nancy Goddard