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Sarah Kathryn “Kit” (Raker) Gudde, 67, of Chilhowee, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Warrensburg Manor Care Center.

Kit was born August 5, 1954 in Kansas City, daughter of William and Betty (Glass) Raker.

She graduated from Holden High School, Class of 72.

She earned an associate’s degree from Columbia College, in Columbia, Missouri in 1974.

Kit was united in marriage to Lynn Gudde on July 12, 1974 in Holden.

The couple made their home near Chilhowee for the past 46 years.

She was an elementary school substitute teacher for 30 years.

Kit was an active member of First Christian Church in Holden.

She also was a member of HAMA (Holden Area Minsterial Alliance), and PEO. Kit loved to travel.

Survivors include her husband, Lynn; son, Adam Gudde of Holden; niece, Sarah Millsap (Jim) of Overland Park, KS; and nephew, Chris Hasser of California and three great-nieces, Emily, Rebecca and Katie Hasser.

She was preceded in death by her son, James Gudde; parents, William and Betty Raker; and a sister, Clayton (Raker) Hasser.

Kit’s funeral service was combined with her son James’, and was held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 11 at the First Christian Church in Holden, with Pastor Tim Whitmore and Father Curt Vogel of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church co-officiating.

Interment followed at New Liberty Cemetery, near Magnolia.

Pallbearers were Matt Houx, Brent Phelps, Tim Bernt, Bob Mickey, Chris Hasser and Barbara Allen.

The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 10 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden, for both Kit and James.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church in Holden, or New Liberty Cemetery Association, in care of the funeral home.

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