Evelyn Thresia Neuner, 86, of Rich Fountain, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.
Evelyn was born on August 7, 1926, in Westphalia, the daughter of the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Mengwasser) Luecke. She was married on February 15, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, to Hubert John Neuner, who preceded her in death on February 27, 1996.
Evelyn attended Winkelman School and St. Joseph School in Westphalia. She was a homemaker who was devoted to her family and her faith. She believed in the power of prayer and had the utmost trust in the Lord. She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain, the St. Ann's Sodality, Western Catholic Union and was a member of the Linn Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.
Her 13 children were her pride and joy. She loved music and played the piano. She also loved to cook and was always baking, with her specialty being cheesecakes and cookies.
Survivors include nine sons: Dan (Holly) Neuner, Jerry Neuner, Steve (Diane) Neuner, Bernie (Vicky) Neuner, Alvin "Chip" Neuner, and Ted (Debi) Neuner of Rich Fountain, Tom (Charlotte) Neuner of Linn, Joe Neuner of Bismarck, and Bob (Teta) Neuner of Holts Summit; four daughters, Linda Neuner of Rich Fountain, Mary Ann (Dennis) Stegeman of Holts Summit, Becky (Sam) Wekenborg of Taos, and Ebby Neuner of Jefferson City; twenty-one grandchildren: Nathan Neuner, Megan Neuner, Grace Neuner, Tom (Lauren) Neuner, Emily (Brian) Talken, Ryan Stegeman, Patrick (Megan) Stegeman, Sam Stegeman, Adam Stegeman, Tara Neuner (fiancAC. Alex Stephens), Brittany Neuner, Zach Neuner, Ben Neuner, Nick Neuner, Hannah (Jordan) Sallin, Zeb Neuner, Grant Neuner, Emma Neuner, Leo Neuner, Anna Wekenborg, and Casey Neuner; four great-grandchildren; Christopher Stegeman, Madelyn Stegeman, Hunter Burkhart, and Liza Neuner; Baby Sallin due in August, and Baby Talken due in November, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was preceded in death by two grandchildren, William Neuner and Lindsey Neuner; three sisters, Anna (Adolph) Crede, Laurine (John) Thompson, and Catherine (Phillip) Meyer; one brother Alvin (Gayrene) Luecke; four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Ben Neuner, Al Neuner, Leo Neuner, George and Mary Jane Neuner, and Katie Neuner.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. An additional visitation will be Wednesday, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Philip Niekamp as the Celebrant.
Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorial donations are suggested to Sacred Heart School in Rich Fountain, 4309 Highway U, Freeburg, MO 65035.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO. (897-2214)