Jewell "Julie" B. Berhorst, age 82 of Cooper Hill, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.
Julie was born December 29, 1930, in Mt. Sterling, a daughter to the late Louis and Lola (Prater) Owens.
As a young girl, Julie attended schools in Mt. Sterling and Union.
On June 9, 1975, she was united in marriage to Richard Berhorst in Vienna. He survives at the home.
Richard and Julie owned and operated Al's Cafe on the square in Linn for several years where she was known for her fried chicken, homemade pies and her "hangover" burger. She later worked at Green Meadows Nursing Home.
Julie was of the Baptist faith and an avid gardener. She enjoyed both flower and vegetable gardening and canning. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to her husband, Julie is survived by: one son, Billy L. Tyree and his wife Rita of Gerald; one daughter, Cathie E. Koestler of Linn; one sister, Margie Schneider of Belle; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Owens of Linn; six grandchildren, Christine Stradford, Stephen and Amy Kelly all of Bowling Green, MO, Charles "Chuck" Stradford of St. Louis, Col. Justin Tyree U.S.A.F. and his wife Belinda of Los Angeles, CA, and Richard Tyree of High Ridge, MO; five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, three brother-in-laws, Robert Berhorst and his wife Judy of Lohman, John Berhorst of Linn and Ronnie Berhorst and his wife Brenda of Holts Summit; four sister-in-laws, Mary Ann Mulpas and her husband Chuck of Buckner, IL, Betty Gentges and her husband Steve of Linn, Pat Knapheide of St. Martins and Leona Mengwasser of Taos as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: one daughter, Melissa "Suzi" Anderson; five brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Morton Chapel with Rev. Alan Haas officiating. Interment will follow in the Useful Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Berhorst Family.