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.