Winnie Catherine Kauffman, 79, of Independence, MO took her place in Heaven on January 23, 2009.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 27 at Mt. Washington Forever Funeral Home, Independence, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday in the Mausoleum Chapel followed by burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Washington Forever in Catherine's name to offset funeral expenses.

Catherine was a member of Liberty Street Community of Christ.

She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Raylene Soloman, Paula Taylor and Kricket Kistner; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Caroline Sappenfield and Cheryl Thornhill; brothers, Bud Triplet, Calvin Triplet, Carl Triplet, Will Triplet, and many more close relatives and friends.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Ennis Triplet; husband, Clifford Kauffman; sister, Woneta Miller; brother, Wayne Triplet; and granddaughters, Corinna Solomon and Emalie Lindsay.