Mona Statz Veatch, 69, of Casper WY, died December 10, 2021 in Casper, following a long illness.
She is survived by her husband, Scott Veatch; daughters: Ruth (Jeremy) Pingel of Kirksville, MO, Eleanor (Jason) Benson of Casper, and Abigail Manning of Casper, and eight grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Peggy Statz of Fresno, CA; five sisters and one brother. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Statz.
Mona was born May 5, 1952 in Enid, Oklahoma. She was a 1970 graduate of El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, CA, and she attended Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA, where she studied vocal music and where she met her future husband. She and Scott were married February 1, 1975 in San Gabriel, CA. They moved to Missouri in 1979 and resided there for the next 33 years. Mona taught kindergarten and vocal music at Life Church School in Kirksville, MO, for many years, and she also taught at Northeast Missouri Bible College in Kirksville. She worked as a part-time on-air personality at KMZU Radio in Carrollton, MO, and at KTUF Radio in Kirksville, MO.
She loved her family and was a fabulous wife, mother and grandmother. She was a fantastic cook, she loved caring for her houseplants and her roses, she loved to knit and crochet, and she was always ready to work a puzzle or play video games.
A memorial service will be held at Life Church in Kirksville, MO, at a date in January to be determined later. Memorials are suggested to Life Church School, 112 West Potter Ave, Kirksville, MO 63501.
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