Pickering Funeral Home
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Catherine Ann Barone

   Catherine Ann Barone, 74, of Columbia, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday September 14, 2017, in Columbia.

   Ann was born May 25, 1943, in Rawlins, Wyoming. She was the daughter of Walter John and Veda Catherine (Atkins) Wyss. On June 9, 1965, in Mexico, she married Joe A. Barone who survives.

   She was a school teacher for 35 1/2 years in public schools. She taught her last 10 years at Carrollton Area Career Center. She possessed a Master’s in Education from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She was a graduate of Mexico High School.

   In addition to her husband Joe, survivors include one son, Paul Walter Barone and wife Melanie, Boston, Massachusetts; two brothers, Fred Wyss and wife Glenda, Columbia, and Tim Wyss and wife Mary Kay, Mexico; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Wyss, Columbia, and Jean Barone, Belton, MO; two grandchildren, Landon and Cameron Barone; and several nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents and one brother, Walter John Wyss II.

   The family will hold a private service. There will also be a memorial service at Lenior Woods in Columbia. The time and place will be announced later.

   Memorials may be made to The Food Bank for Central and North Missouri or Planned Parenthood-Columbia Center.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

Ann was a treasured friend during our high school years. Though our paths diverged after that, I never forgot her twinkling eyes, mischievous smile, and intelligent sense of humor. Annual Christmas cards kept us in touch a little bit and confirmed how proud she was of her family. The world is a little darker now. - Sondra Miller Snyder

Fred Tim and family So sorry to hear of Ann's death My prayers are with you. - Marjorie Groves Maly

Dear Joe and family we are very sorry for your loss. May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your hearts. You will be remembered in our prayers. - Louis and Wanda Fennewald

Ann's sweet soul and impish sense of humor will always be with you and your family. Joe, I shall never forget you both and the Carrollton Christian Church. Some of my very best memories. Love, Lorrie Aldstadt