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Mrs. Katerina L. Gapelu Obituary


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“Mom I still can't believe you are gone and its almost you 1 year anniversary. The pain and hurt I go through just thinking about you tears me to...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Courtney Gapelu - cape girardeau, MO

“ITS BEEN SIX MONTHS AND I STILL CANT BELIVE UR GONE MISSING U EVERY MIN OF MY LIFE ... I WISH I CAN HEAR UR VOICE AND PICK UP THE FONE AND TALK TO U...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: lenelle - DAUGHTER

“Ive come to know Kat as a beautiful, faithful, humble, and gentle soul, she loved and adored her husband, his family, and most important her children...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Tavai Saifoloi Gapelu - Waipahu, HI

“She was truly a strong, loving, and caring person. I will always remember how she love to help any one in need. She was a beautiful person, wife, and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Kenyatta Gilbert - Warner Robins, GA


Katerina L. Gapelu was born in American Samoa on May 31, 1955 to Tauluavaa Leatiota Aveau & Faavela Leatiota Aveau. She peacefully went to the Lord on December 31, 2011 at her residence in Independence, Missouri. Predeceased by her husband: Seuao & her father: Tauluavaa, she is survived by her children: Lynelle Gapelu, Syreeta Gapelu, Veronica (Steven) Hawkins, Brandon Gapelu, Sitofa (Price) Ligi, Whitney Tauiliili (Reupena) & Courtney Gapelu. She leaves her legacy on this earth through her grandchildren: Georgina, Cassidy, Lyric, Lynasi, Alexis, Noah, Valerie, Vianalei, Zion, Zyrah, Seuao, & Katerina. Also survived by her siblings: Fetuani (Samuelu) Milo, Asenati (Tuese) Tali, Asimanogi Ah (Johnny) Ching, Faamamata (Foeloa) Salatielu, Tauluavaa (Faiga) Leatiota, Puipui (Tumau) Leatiota, Faavela (Sena) Isileli, Francis (Vai) Leatiota, & Faatali (Samantha) Leatiota.