Kathleen M. AuBuchon, 68, of Union, passed away on February 28, 2022. Kathleen was born in Washington on August 8, 1953, the first child of the late James Maune and Shirley nee Schriewer. She attended St. Gertrude’s Grade School and graduated from Washington High School in 1971. On October 30, 1976, she was united in marriage to Gregory AuBuchon at the St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow.
If you knew Kathy, you know she loved her people fiercely. As the oldest of Jim and Shirley’s nine children, she was a born leader and loyal friend. Despite living in Princeton, Indiana for the past 25 years she cherished the relationships she had with her family and friends in the Washington area. Aside from her husband, children, and granddaughters, Kathleen had lifelong friendships and a very large extended family who meant the world to her. She was excited to move home in November 2021 and looked forward to reconnecting with so many people, including those she worked with during her 20+ career at Edison Brothers.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Jim Maune; her beloved brother, Johnny Maune; mother and father-in-law, Imogene (Shug) and Francis (Frank) AuBuchon; brother-in-law, Jerry Lakebrink, and nephew, Todd Hoelscher.
Among her survivors are her husband, Gregory AuBuchon of Union; mother, Shirley Maune of Washington; three children, Gretchen Pettet and husband Bradly of Washington, Kayla Nelms and husband Andrew of Ballwin, and Eric AuBuchon and wife Ellie of Maryland Heights; and five granddaughters who called her Nana: Meredith, Eleanor, and Lillian Pettet and Penelope and Hazel Nelms. She is also survived by seven siblings, Keith Maune and wife Cheryl of Union, Jamie Lakebrink of Washington, Cindy Frick and husband David of Washington, Dale Maune and wife Dawn of Hermann, Larry Maune and wife Carla of Union, Peggy Adkison of Washington, and Andy Maune and wife Cheri of Washington; In-laws, Cynthia Emily and husband Jim of Sullivan, Frank AuBuchon and wife Linda of Oakhurst, TX, and Martha Schieber and husband Kevin of Jefferson City; 21 nieces and nephews, a still growing number of great-nieces and nephews, nearly 100 first cousins, and many, many relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday at St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow. Memorial donations can be made to the education fund for the grandchildren of Kathleen AuBuchon.