Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia
1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO
February 19, 1928 – May 12, 2020
Vinita Sadie was born February 19, 1928 north of Wheeler, Kansas to Sadie Mae and George William Cathey. She graduated Hickman High School in 1947, the last but not the least of six sisters. She married Elrie Lewis Moreau on March 21, 1948 and they resided in Columbia until his passing in 2008. She went to meet him again on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She is survived by her three children: Linda, Leah, and Steven (Nancee); and two grandchildren, Cameron and Taylor.
Vinita sacrificed unselfishly for her family and she did so without thinking twice. She was about her family, she loved everyone dearly. Who can forget Sunday lunches that she insisted on having with her entire family sitting around the kitchen table talking about weeks past and weeks to come, cutting up, making jokes, laughing, and then having serious conversations about things that needed to be resolved. Thanksgiving dinners that we came together for. Or the Christmases she insisted on having at Steven and Nancee’s house when her grandkids started believing in Santa Claus. Most of those who shared a meal will always remember her in the kitchen preparing a huge meal and refusing to let anyone else help. Or her infamous pumpkin pie that most of us later found out was made with her canned carrots instead! She was a good cook (obviously), she loved to make baby quilts, crochet pot holders and to garden. We love you and you will be missed.
- Steve Briscoe, Active Pallbearer
- Mike Gilpin, Active Pallbearer
- Gary Moreau, Active Pallbearer
- Leigh Moreau, Active Pallbearer
- Rob Smith, Active Pallbearer
- Gary Willis, Active Pallbearer
- James Bonuchi , Honorary Pallbearer
- Eli Briscoe, Honorary Pallbearer
- David Matney, Honorary Pallbearer
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Jennifer Leighton Wade
May 22, 2020
Dear Leah and Steve,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom! I have fond memories of meeting her and you two through first 4-H and then as friends. She had a great heart and smile! My hugs and prayers to you and your families.
Judy (Cook) Penley
May 20, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. I don't know if you remember me or not. I am the granddaughter of N. Gladys Moreau Duncan who was Elrie L. Moreau's sister. I have memories of spending different nights with Aunt Vinita & family. I believe if memory serves me right, me, my sister & the Moreau family all took a ride to the Missouri River, that was out of it's banks at the time & waded in it. These memories are very cherished memories. Aunt Vinita & Uncle Elrie were always so kind & loving to us.
May 18, 2020
I remember Vinita as always smiling and always kind. She made me feel special and welcomed whenever I was in her home, as a child or as an adult. Our families shared lots of work days, whether on a hog-butchering day or dressing chickens. Those are special memories, too. The Turner family sends it sympathy and prayers for Linda Sue, Steven, Leah and all the family. Carol, Jo and Anne
Glenda (Billie) Strawn
May 15, 2020
Our family is so sorry for your loss. Those memories are wonderful and hopefully will help relieve some of the grief at this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in having spent wonderful times together as a family now and in the future. Family is everything! God bless you all!