Cape Girardeau County Missouri Genealogy Trails
BLOOMINGTON, Il–CHARLES RUSSELL KAUFFMAN, 48, of Jackson, Mo., formerly of Bloomington, died in a river boat accident. He was attempting to save two crew members during a crew change on the Missouri River.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Bishop John McMullin officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery, Jackson, Mo. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Cracraft-Miller Funeral Service, Jackson, Mo.
Memorials may be made to Cape Girardeau Ward Missionary Fund in care of Mrs. Charles R. Kauffman Jr., 209 Elmwood Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Kauffman; three sons, Karl, Kristopher and William Kauffman, and one daughter, Kathy Kauffman, all of Jackson; his parents, Charles and Elizabeth Kauffman, Bloomington; two brothers, Lynn Kauffman, Houston, Texas; and Von Kauffman, Kansas City, Kan.; and one sister, Martha Reynolds, Bloomington.
He was born Sept. 24, 1948, in Bloomington, the son of Charles Russell and Elizabeth Marie Burkhart Kauffman Sr. He was married to Teresa Haacke on June 22, 1973, at McLean, Ill.
Mr. Kauffman was a captain and pilot for many years working on the Missouri, Mississippi and Ohio rivers and the intercoastal waters of the Gulf. At the time of his death Mr. Kauffman had been in the process of drawing new maps of the Missouri River which would be more accurate than the older maps.
He was a skilled craftsman and a master woodworker and wood carver and had been an artistic and technical adviser on several works of art in the Jackson and Cape Girardeau area.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
He was an active member in the church and did many hours of volunteer work with the American Red Cross, Easter Seals and was a CASA volunteer. --Pantagraph, The (Bloomington, IL) - September 7, 1997.
CAPE GIRARDEAU--JUNE ELLEN KELLER, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
She was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Cape Girardeau to Leslie Hayes and Ruby Faye Leslie Jauch. She and William J. Keller were married Friday, June 22, 1962, at Cape Girardeau. He died Nov. 15, 1992.
Mrs. Keller was a nurse 10 years at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Later she was a nurse for 30 years at Regional Primary Care in Cape Girardeau, retiring in December 2005.
She was a member of Jackson Church of the Nazarene in Jackson and served as Sunday school superintendent, music director, church greeter and member of the church board. She was a volunteer at the Lutheran Home and the Women’s Safe House, and a former member of the Beginning Experience and Parents Without Partners. She was loved by everyone she met.
Survivors include daughters Jamie G. (Steve) Hinton of Jackson, Jennifer D. (Jeff) Davis of Cape Girardeau; son, Jon W. Keller of Cape Girardeau; brothers, Darrell (Marge) Jauch of Park Hills, Mo., Max (Sue) Jauch of Cape Girardeau; sister, Mildred F. Followell of Cape Girardeau; grandchildren, Kelli (Alex) Hinton, Kyle Hinton, Kristopher Hinton, Jacob (Jake) Lancaster and Justin Davis; and a great-grandchild, Violet Ellen Rose Adams.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; her brother, Donald Jauch; and her twin, Jon Jauch.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Harper officiating.
Burial will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery in Gravel Hill, Mo.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.
Delta, MO.--ESTELLE KELLEY, 89, of Delta died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007 at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, MO. She was born June 6, 1917 in Little Rock, AR, daughter of George M. and Adaline Pattat Sanders. She and Carl Everett Kelley were married Dec. 23, 1950 in San Diego, CA. She was of the Baptist belief and was a member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She is survived by her husband; one grandson, William Buck of Memphis, TN; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, two daughters, one brother and four sisters. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007 at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, MO. Service will be at noon Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007 at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.
PORTLAND, OR–T. MARIE KELLY--A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, 1996, in Calvary Lutheran Church for T. Marie Kelly, who died May 2 of cancer at age 76.
Mrs. Kelley was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Her maiden name was Bock. She was a member of the church. She married Stewart Kropp in 1994.
Surviving are her husband; daughter, Sondra Kelly-Green of Lincoln City; son, Ronald L. of Milwaukee; and sisters, Betty J. Wood of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Helen Bock of Porterville, Calif.
Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Lincoln Willamette Funeral Directors.
--Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - May 5, 1996
Milwaukee, WI--BARBARA (HOPE) KEM, age 59 years, died Fri., Feb. 14, 1997 at St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL. She was born July 11, 1937 in Cape Girardeau, MO, the daughter of Oliver A. and Bernice Mosely Hope. She married Lawrence R. Kem, Sept. 1, 1956, he survives. Also survived by: 2 daughters Elizabeth Clark of Milwaukee, WI and Laura Kem of East Lansing, MI; 1 brother, D.H. Hope of Dallas, TX and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary (Harold) Moore and Mrs. Margaret (Sam) Shrum, all of Cape Girardeau, MO and 2 grandsons, Daniel and Jack Clark of Milwaukee, WI. Mrs. Kem was a member of the St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in River Hills, WI, The Wisconsin Women's Club and The Wisconsin Boys and Girls Club. No visitation is scheduled. A private funeral service will be held graveside, Tues. Feb. 18, 1997 at 11 AM, Cape County Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, River Hills, Wed. Feb. 19 at 4 PM. Ford & Son's Funeral Home of Cape Girardeau, MO are in charge of arrangements
--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - February 18, 1997.
DALLAS, TX--MRS. FLORA MINNIE KEMBLE, 73, of 3935 Mount Rainier, a Dallas resident since 1934, died Monday in a hospital here. She had been ill six months.
Born Oct. 13, 1882 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she moved to Denison as a girl and lived there till coming to Dallas. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Hull Street Methodist Church of Denison.
She was the widow of Emmett Kemble, an interior decorator in Denison who died 31 years ago.
Survivors include four sons, Jack E. Kemble, George I. Railey, David W. Railey and Guy W. Railey, all of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas E. Hughes of Dallas; a sister, Miss Maud Snow, a major in the Salvation Army in Missouri; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Dudley M. Hughes, 400 East Jefferson. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park. --Dallas (TX) Morning News, May 15, 1956.
CHATHAM, IL-- HAROLD W. KESTER, 75, of Chatham died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at his residence. He was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Friedheim, Mo., the son of William and Ada Moeller Kester. He married Madeline Kayser in 1948.
Mr. Kester was formerly employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, VFW Post 4763 and the American Legion Post 0759, all of Chatham. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was also a member of NARFE, charter member of Golden K Kiwanis, APWU, and was an active volunteer for Memorial Medical Center's Escort Service.
Survivors: wife, Madeline; a son, H. Wayne (wife, Pam) Kester of New Berlin, IL; a grandson; two brothers, Truman Kester of Rochelle, IL and Dale Kester of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; five sisters, Charlotte Davenport of New Berlin, Bernice Krahn of Jackson, Mo., Verna Kieninger of Pocahontas, Mo., Alma Enter of New Ulm, Minn., and Ruth Abbott of San Antonio, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Chatham, the Rev. Glenn Strohschein officiating. Burial: Chatham Cemetery. Bisch Funeral Home West is in charge of arrangements.
--State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - August 29, 1999.
CAPE GIRARDEAU--EARL S. KIMBREL, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his home in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Elora, Mo., to Clarence S. and Clara Peters Kimbrel. He and Patsy Ravenstein were married Dec. 15, 1951, in Cape Girardeau.
Earl served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was an automobile glass mechanic at Monroe Glass Co. for 40 years. He then worked at Pioneer Orchard from 1990 to 2000 helping to maintain the orchard.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 63 in Cape Girardeau.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Kimbrel of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Deborah J. Birk of Jackson and Karen K. (Joseph) Hann of Cape Girardeau; a half brother, Ray Hopkins of St. Louis; a sister, Katherine Arunski of St. Louis; a stepsister, Beulah Renfroe of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Alvin Kimbrel; a step-brother, Norman Hopkins; two stepsisters, Pauline Limbaugh and Helen Morgan; and a half sister, Sue Shell.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Tom Sullenger officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park, with full military honors by Missouri Honor Guard and American Legion Post 63. --Source: Unknown newspaper, submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Anna Parks.
CAPE GIRARDEAU--DR. JAMES A. KINDER JR., a longtime Cape Girardeau physician, volunteer and community leader, died in an automobile accident near Cartersville, Ga., July 1, 2000.
Dr. Kinder was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, the son of James and Ella Bohnsack Kinder. He was educated in Cape public schools, graduating as the valedictorian of the Central H i g h School class of 1933 at the age of 15.
As a boy, and throughout his life, Kinder was active in Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle.
After two years at Southeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kinder finished his undergraduate training at Washington University in St.
Louis, earning his degree in 1937 at the age of 19. He received his M.D. degree from the same institution in 1941 at the age of 23. That year he entered an internship at the old St. Louis City Hospital. With the outbreak of World War II Dr. Kinder entered the U.S. Army in June 1942 and was assigned to the Air Corps. Commissioned a lieutenant, he served the years 1943-45 as a flight surgeon in the China- Burma-India theater, assigned to the14th Air Force, Chinese-American Composite Wing. His wartime service saw him promoted to the rank of captain. He was awarded the U.S. Air Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, and the Breas Order of Tao Ping from the Chinese government.
Throughout his life the ties he forged during the war years remained dear to him, and he was active in the 14th Air Force Association, attending countless of its reunions and organizing and hosting many for the squadrons in which he served. These included one last year, hosted at his home.
In 1981 he traveled with his wife to Taiwan as guests of that nation's government, where he and his wartime compatriots were feted as honored guests.
Upon discharge from active duty in 1946, Dr. Kinder completed a residency in pediatrics at St. Louis City Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital in 1946-47. He opened a practice in pediatrics in Cape Girardeau in January 1948. In 1950 he passed the board exams for pediatrics, becoming a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1951. This made him one of the first two board-certified physicians in Cape, and for many years he was the only board certified pediatrician between St. Louis and Memphis. He joined with other physicians and health-care personnel in battling the polio epidemic of 1948-49.
After four years in the Army Reserve, Kinder transferred his commission to the Naval Reserve in 1950, serving continuously until his retirement in 1976 with the rank of captain, U. S. Navy Medical Corps.
On Oct. 30, 1948, he married the former Mary Frances Hunter of Cape Girardeau, who survives. Together they had four sons, James A.
Kinder III of Cairo, Ill., Frank M. Kinder of Southlake, Texas, Peter D. Kinder of Cape Girardeau and Maj. Mark H. Kinder of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Helen Kinder Flentge of Cape.
Dr. Kinder's civic and voluntary associations were many. They include serving as board member of the Cape County Heart Association and as a board member of the American Heart Association, Missouri affiliate, for over 30 years, and as president of the same in 1964-65. He was awarded the M. Graham Clark Award by the American Heart Association in 1991.
Dr. Kinder also served on the boards of the state and local Easter Seals, the United Way, the Missouri Crippled Children's Service and on the board of trustees of Southeast Missouri Hospital.
In the 1970s Dr. Kinder was instrumental in recruiting the late Dr. Jesse Ramsey to Cape and in establishing a neo-natal intensive care unit at Southeast Missouri Hospital, where he served on many committees.
In the early years of his practice Dr. Kinder practiced at both Cape hospitals. He was one of the last local doctors still making house calls, an
almost daily staple of his practice for more than 30 years. During the vast majority of his professional life he was a solo practitioner.
He served state government on various health-related committees. In 1989 he was appointed by former Gov. John Ashcroft to the Advisory Committee on Genetic Diseases for the Missouri Department of Health.
Dr. Kinder served as assistant scoutmaster and scoutmaster of Troop 4, chairman of the troop committee for Troop 3 and served at the district level in many capacities. He was awarded the Award of Merit by the Shawnee District in 1971and the Silver Beaver by the Greater St. Louis Council, Boy Scouts of America, in 1994. For the last decade he organized and secured speakers for the Southeast Missouri
Council Court of Honor for Eagle Scouts held each February at Southeast Missouri State University.
For more than 50 years he was an active member of Centenary United Methodist Church and served on its administrative board. He was a longtime member of the Cape Girardeau Lion's Club.
In January of 1997, Dr. Kinder closed his private practice and moved to the Cape Girardeau County Health Clinic where he continued seeing Medicaid patients until the time of his death. That year the Missouri Medical Association awarded him its award for Citizenship and Community Service.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel from 4-7 p.m. today.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Centenary United Methodist Church. Dr. Clayton Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park. (Contributed by Catherine Allison)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--MARY FRANCES HUNTER KINDER, a lifelong Cape Girardeau resident and a member of one of
Southeast Missouri's oldest families, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 17, 1926, in Benton,
Mo., at the family home on what was then known as Hunter Hill, the youngest of five children born to William Joseph and Ida May
The family moved to Cape Girardeau when she was 4 months old, and her primary education followed at the old Training School on the campus of Southeast Missouri State Teachers College. In 1943 she graduated from Cape Central High School at the age of 16 and proceeded on to Christian College in Columbia, Mo., for a two-year degree. From there she went on to the University of Maryland, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and earned a B.A. degree in 1947.
A highlight of these years was a double date she shared with Margaret Truman. Arriving at the White House to join Miss Truman before meeting the young soldiers who were their dates for the evening, Truman said, "Daddy wants to meet you." In due course the elevator
doors opened and out stepped a smiling, immaculately dressed president of the United States for a brief but friendly chat with a star-struck young lady from Southeast Missouri.
Upon graduation, Miss Hunter returned to Cape and took a job working for Dean Forrest Rose on the campus at Southeast.
In early 1948, she met Dr. James A. Kinder Jr., a local pediatrician newly practicing here, and, like her, a fifth-generation Southeast Missourian. They were married at her family home on North Park Avenue on Oct. 30, 1948.Four sons were born to this union: .James A. III
(Rosie), of Cairo, Ill.; Frank M. (Lori Ann) of Cape Girardeau; Peter D. of Cape Girardeau; and Dr. Mark H. (Barbara) of
Cape Girardeau, major, USAF Reserve.
A lifelong passion was the study, performance and encouragement of music. As a student Mrs. Kinder played the cello in the orchestra and mastered the piano, which gave her lifelong pleasure. It was as a soprano, however, that she is probably best known in the region. From
girlhood she sang in public as a soloist, in duets, trios and quartets, as well as with numerous choirs. She was a member of the old Cape Choraliers, traveling with them to sing at the Seattle World's Fair in 1962. For decades Mrs. Kinder worked as a volunteer with the old Community Concerts Association and served as its president. Her passion for music, both classical and popular, made her an enthusiastic supporter of the new River Campus at Southeast, the dedication ceremony for which she proudly attended last October.
Mrs ..Kinder achieved a small measure of local fame in her 50 years of singing duets with her dear friend, the late Millie Limbaugh. Whether it was a summer's evening concert with the Municipal Band in Capaha Park or an appearance on the old Breakfast Show on KFVSTV,
the Limbaugh-Kinder duets ran the gamut from sacred music all the way to hilarious, comic numbers they belted out with selected teeth blacked, dressed in bobby sox while holding a mop and bucket.
Other civic endeavors included membership in the Nancy Hunter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the GF Chapter of the PEa sisterhood, as well as service on the board of the Trust for Preservation of the Missouri Governor's Mansion. In 1987 Mrs.
Kinder joined with her friend, the late Frances Blankenship, as founding co-chairwomen of the first annual Cape Girardeau Cancer Gala. Her regal grace and beauty commended her as a model, and she was frequently in demand for local stores such as Hecht's, and for charitable
causes such as the Zonta Fashion Show.
Mrs. Kinder was an active member of the Cape Girardeau County Medical Auxiliary (now Alliance) during the 52 years of her husband's practice, tirelessly supporting him in his wide-ranging professional endeavors. This support included hosting promising young physicians
on countless occasions, in a frequently successful effort to recruit new specialties to Cape's small but growing medical community.
Throughout her life Mrs. Kinder worked extremely hard at the culinary arts, mastering the challenges and nuances of her old, mostly Southern family recipes all the way to gourmet feasts for two or 200. Never one to hire a caterer, she poured herself into the work of entertaining
with a thorough-going delight and was never happier than when entertaining dozens of family and friends of all ages in the family home north of
town. A common end to a dinner party in the Kinder household could find her singing and playing for the entertainment of her guests. Few are those who can compare with her as a generous, thoughtful and gracious hostess.
A lifelong member of Centenary United Methodist Church, she was active in all its affairs and sang in the Chancel Choir for 60 years.
Survivors include her four sons and nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Kinder was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and all her siblings, including her only brother, Will Jr., an Army Air Corps B-24 pilot who died in 1944.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church, with the Rev.Jeff Long officiating.
Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (Contributed by Catherine Allison)
CAPE GIRARDEAU--DOROTHY KING, 78 of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born August 14, 1932 in Chaffee, Mo., to Tony and Alma Heuring Kielhafner. She and Louie King were married Nov. 24, 1955 in Kelso, Mo.
Dorothy worked at the Chaffee Shoe Factory, then the Lowenbaum dress factory in Cape Girardeau for 15 years. She then worked with Procter and Gamble in Cape Girardeau for 21 years, retiring in 1996. She volunteered at Saint Francis Medical Center for 13 years and was Auxiliary Person of the Year for 2004 and 2005. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church.
Survivors include her husband, Louie King, of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Alene (Louis) Eftink and Lillian Emmons, both of Scott City; one son, Richard (Patricia) King of San Antonio; and two grandchildren, Michael and Meghan King.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Marie Philips.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel with parish prayers at 7.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Bobby Manso officiating.
Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park and Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society or Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary.
--Contributed by Catherine Allison.
CLEARWATER, FL–JOSEPH HARDING KIPPING, 78, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Oct. 24, 1998) at Integrated Health Services of Florida at Clearwater. He was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was an electrical engineer and retired as a major after 20 years in the Air Force. Survivors include three sons, James, Clearwater, Robert, St. Petersburg, and Douglas, Paul Smiths, New York; two daughters, Camie Bishop, Sandy, Utah, and Heather Harfosh, Fayetteville, N.Y.; a stepson, Steven Carson, East Syracuse, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Guami, Syracuse, and Patricia Baggette, Mount Dora; a sister, Evelyn Hopper, Cape Girardeau; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel, Cape Girardeau.
--St. Petersburg Times (FL) - October 28, 1998.
Cape Girardeau, Mo--STEVE KOCH, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Monticello House in Jackson, Mo. He was born Aug. 7, 1952 in Cape Girardeau, son of J. L. Jr. and Helene I. Nagel Koch.
Koch was a graduate of Central High School. He was employed at Heartland Distributing.
Survivors include a son, Dustin (Jacqueline) Koch of Jackson; a daughter, Ashley Koch of Fruitland; two brothers, Douglas (Linda) Koch and Gary (Linda) Koch of Cape Girardeau; a grandchild, Alyssa Koch; five nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas C. Breite officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.
WICHITA, KS--KAY KRACKE, 62, of Jackson, Mo., former Wichitan, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. service manager, died Thursday. Service was Saturday.
Survivors: wife, Mary Margaret; sons, Larry of Jackson, Troy, Michael, both of Wichita; father, Lester of Jackson; five grandchildren.
Cracraft- Miller Inc., Jackson.
--Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - December 17, 1985
TAMPA, FL--FRED J. KRUSE SR., 87, of Tampa died Tuesday at Tampa General Hospital. A native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., he moved to the area from Zephyrhills in 1946.
He was owner/operator of a commercial trucking company and member of First Seventh Day Adventist.
He is survived by two sons, Fred J. Jr. of Tampa and William R. of Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter, Deanna Trader of Lakeland; a brother, Harry of Tampa; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.
--Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - May 2, 1999
CAPE GIRARDEAU - LORENE CORENE KUHN, 81, died at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 2, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
Born March 27, 1920, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of the late William and Alvina Amelunke Hager, she was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau.
On Dec. 28, 1948, at Ironton, she married Albert R. Kuhn who preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1993.
Her daughter, Brenda J. Kuhn of Cape Girardeau, survives.
She was also preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel with the Rev. James Caughlan officiating.
Burial followed in the Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau.
--Monday, November 5, 2001, Sikeston Standard Democrat