Mrs. Thurman

Mrs. Thurman

Thurman, Katie, (nee Becker) was born Aug. 27, 1973, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Jim and Kathy (nee Clogston) Becker, and unexpectedly passed at her home on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 48 years.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy “Bobby” Becker.

She is survived by her parents; her husband, Chris Thurman; her children, Jane and Nick Thurman; her grandchildren, Zahria and Malachi Billingsley; her brother, Ryan Becker; her aunts and uncles, Kerry Clogston, Jane (Todd) Overton, Jim (Colleen) Clogston, Wade Clogston and Forest Clogston; her mother and father-in-law, Gayle and Jim Thurman; and numerous extended family and friends. Katie was the love child of her parents, Jim and Kathy Becker. 

Katie was very caring and loving to all who had the blessing to know her. She adored her grandchildren and always put everyone before herself. Katie’s friendship throughout Kirkwood was supported through her decades of dedication working at Mike Duffy’s. Katie was also known for her contagious smile. She was very athletic and enjoyed tennis and cheerleading. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. There was no one else like her.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at Chapel Hill Mortuary, 10301 Big Bend Road, in Kirkwood, Missouri. Family and friends can review and share stories, photos and condolences online at and follow details of this event and others in the community at