Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

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Catherine Mary Gegenheimer

September 28, 1924March 23, 2020

Catherine Mary Isenmann Gegenheimer, 95, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 in the comfort of her own home. She was born in New Orleans on September 28, 1924 to George Dewey and Leontine Isenmann. She lived in Gretna and Harvey all of her life. Preceded in death by her late husband, Ellward H. Gegenheimer, Sr. (33 years of marriage) and later in life, companion, Fred Parr (deceased). Sister of George "Buddy" D. Isenmann Jr. (deceased). Mother of Kathleen Barbier (Hubert "BeBe", deceased), Ellward "Buddy" H. Gegenheimer, Jr. (Susan, deceased), and Carol Scioneaux (Michael). She is survived by her five grandchildren, Christina, Jennifer (Matthew), Mark (Kristin), Paul (Jenny), and Keely; and 2 great grandchildren, Grant and Jon-Paul. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Catherine retired as an accounts clerk/librarian at Frederick Douglas Jefferson Parish Elementary School. She was an active participant at Salem Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church, Gretna VFW Post 3121, Terrytown Golden Age Club, Gretna Historical Society, and Rosie the Riveter Society. She loved dancing, the "Saints", baseball, eating out, and spending time with family, friends, and her pet cat, Mimi. She was a kind and gentle soul with never a critical word of others and is loved very much by her family and many friends. She was devoted to her children and in turn they were devoted to her. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Her children would like to thank Heart of Hospice staff for their support and loving care. Funeral Services will be announced and held at a later date. Family and friends may offer condolences at westsideleitzeagan.com.


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Karen Ussery

March 28, 2020

Kathleen, my sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. Your mother was a kind, loving, sweet soul. Please know my prayers are with you. Love to you and your family, Karen Ussery

Susan Capdeville

March 27, 2020

Kathleen n family so sorry for the lost of your dear sweet mother. Deepest sympathy. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️ Susan Capdeville

Gail Danos

March 27, 2020

So Sorry To Hear Of Ms. Katherine's Passing. My Mother Yvonne Euper & Ms. Katherine Were Dear Friends For Many Years. Now They Will Be Reunited Once Again To Laugh & Enjoy Each Other's Company. My Thoughts & Prayers Are With Her & All Of Her Family.

Mona & Tim Fenasci

March 27, 2020

A beautiful, sweet lady who was our friend and neighbor for over 25 years! “Ms Gegi”..... as we and our children fondly called her, was close to us all as our kids were growing up, and shared many family gatherings and back yard “chit-chats”. A warm, beautiful, and giving soul! She will be truly missed! RIP, “Ms Gegi”
Mona & Tim♥️