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Official Obituary of

Catherine J. (Souilhe) McChesney

July 12, 1953 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Catherine McChesney Obituary

Catherine J. McChesney, 70, of Muscatine, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 17, 2024. Per her wishes, her body has been donated to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be designated to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Online Condolences may be left at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Muscatine is in care of the arrangements.

Catherine was born July 12, 1953 in Brest, France, the daughter of Maurice Charles Gaston and Denise Yvonne Herveline (Penvern) Souilhe. She was united in marriage to Bruce McChesney in 2001 in Muscatine, Iowa. Catherine was a laboratory assistant in the mines in South Africa most of her life. She enjoyed nature and wildlife and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce of Muscatine; children: Llewellyn Jones of England; Diggory Jones of Netherlands; Chas McChesney of North Liberty; Sara (Todd) Hansen of Muscatine; Jesse McChesney of Muscatine; and Amanda Leopard of Davenport; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her father, Maurice of France; and siblings: Patrick Souilhe of Martinique; and Evelyne (Peter) Pelly of Singapore.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Denise, and her grandparents, Jean and Yvonne Penvern.

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