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Esther Wilma Reinkemeyer

Esther W. Reinkemeyer, age 88 of Linn, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012, at her residence.

Esther was born March 10, 1923, in Linn, a daughter to the late Anton and Mary (Rehagen) Rustemeyer.

As a child, Esther attended the Lone Star School near Linn.

On October 12, 1946, Esther was united in marriage to Lawrence "Bud" H. Reinkemeyer at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1964.

Esther worked a number of years at Goff Super Markets which later became Thriftway Supermarket.

Esther was a member of St. George Catholic Church, St Ann's Sodality and the Osage County Historical Society. She enjoyed gardening and flowers and counted cross stitch. She also loved the outdoor and spending time with her grandchildren.

Esther is survived by: three sons, Larry Reinkemeyer of Linn, Gary and his wife Carla Sue Reinkemeyer of Linn, and Dale and his wife Mary Kay Reinkemeyer of Bonnots Mill; one daughter, Elaine Reinkemeyer of Springfield, IL.; seven grandchildren, Amy, Kelly, Michael, Kristina, Erica, Jenna and Alex Reinkemeyer, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Esther was preceded in death by: two brothers, Joseph and Leo Rustemeyer, and two sisters, Elsie Neier and Rosemary Rustemeyer.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2012, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2012, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. I.C. Medina as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kidney Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, or St. George Church.

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To Elaine and family- May you continue to find comfort and peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cristina Vital and Hurtado Family Feb 10 2013 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to you all. When Donna and I owned a house together, your Mom so generously gave us some of her flower blubs and plants...I think there are some still planted. She was an awesome lady.

Debra Hausmann Feb 9 2012 12:00 AM

Gary and Sue, Was sorry to hear of your loss... had been thinking of your mom last couple months... should have followed my intuition. Dad is in Westphalia Retirement Center w/ Parkinson's - Very Sad... Hope to see you soon...

Vicky Rakes Feb 9 2012 12:00 AM

Psalms 34:18).Sorry for the error.

A. Jackson Feb 7 2012 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. May it help you to know that the hearts of others are deeply touched by your loss. Even though our hearts ache, we can find comfort in the God of all comfort whose is near to us with a broken heart. (psalms 34:128)

Jackson Family Feb 7 2012 12:00 AM

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Esther. We cannot attend funeral services to honor her but wished to pass our condolences and deepest sympathies. We will keep her and the family in our thoughts and prayers. Mark, Kim, Stephen and Andrew Voss Wentzville, MO 63385

Mark Voss Feb 6 2012 12:00 AM

We're just south down the road 1 mile on the right and wanted to express our sympathy. Not acquainted. We will miss seeing her mowing the yard and helping when bringing up the cows. Sorry for your loss.

Craig & Kay Bock Feb 3 2012 12:00 AM

To all of you.... Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you... Your mom was a sweetie! Always had a smile--Hold onto the memories... That will help you get through your suffering.

NELSON-JEAN BRANDT Feb 3 2012 12:00 AM

Esther will be truely missed by all. She was a remarkable lady and was alays there to help with whatever needed to get done. Rest now Esther you deserve it .

Judy Dudenhoeffer Feb 3 2012 12:00 AM

Elaine, so sorry to hear about your mom. Keeping you in our prayers. And sorry we've lost touch through the years.

Anne Hilkemeyer Steele Feb 3 2012 12:00 AM

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