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Prayer Service

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Tuesday October 30th, 2018
3:30pm

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Visitation

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Tuesday October 30th, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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American Legion Service

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Tuesday October 30th, 2018
7:00pm

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Visitation

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Wednesday October 31st, 2018
10:00am - 10:50am

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Mass of Christian Burial

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Wednesday October 31st, 2018
11:00am

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Interment

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Wednesday October 31st, 2018
12:00pm

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Johanna "Toots" Bexten

Johanna “Toots” Bexten, age 93 of Rich Fountain, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Westphalia Hills peacefully surrounded by her family.

Toots was born October 6, 1925, in Freeburg, a daughter to the late Peter and Anna (Bock) Ruder.

She attended school Holy Family Catholic School in Freeburg.

On July 9, 1947, she was united in marriage to Alfred Bexten in Freeburg.  He preceded her in death on May 27, 1990.

Toots was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain, Quilting Circle, St. Ann’s Ladies Sodality, Jolly Workers, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit #317 of Freeburg. 

She enjoyed playing cards, Scrabble and a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. Her biggest passion was holding babies.  Toots had a heart of gold and was always sharing her love with three simple words, “I love you”.

Toots is survived by: one son, David Bexten and his wife Patty of Rich Fountain; one daughter, Geralyn Kleffner and her husband Randolph of Rich Fountain; one sister, Virginia Luebbert of Westphalia; one sister-in-law, Stella Bexten of Manilla, Iowa; 10 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren, and six Great Great Grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and spouse of 42 years, she was preceded in death by: four infant sons and four infant daughters; four brothers, Vincent, Gerard, Sylvester and Bernard Ruder; three sisters, Mary Ruder, Matilda Eisterhold and Emma Rehagen, 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain with a Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. and an American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain with Fr. William Debo as the celebrant.  Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sacred Heart Quilting Circle, St. Ann’s Sodality or Sacred Heart School.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)  www.mortonchapel.com


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Guestbook

Geralyn & Randy & families. Im sorry I wasnt able to attend the services. Ill see you soon - prayers offered to all of you. Your mom was an amazing person - always a smile & kind comment. I remember birthday parties at your home!!!!! Wow, that was a long time ago! All part of who we are... love you!

Jane Knaebel Nov 4 2018 12:00 AM

Fran and I want to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. God bless!

Frank & Fran Mengwasser Oct 31 2018 12:00 AM

A Balance Easel Spray was sent on October 30, 2018

Capitol City Voiture 1292 of the 40&8 It is with our deepest sympathies as our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers for Johanna "Toots" (Ruder) Bexton

Expression of Sympathy Oct 30 2018 12:00 AM

A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was sent on October 30, 2018

Rest in peace Toots! We will miss you! Gary Luebbert

Expression of Sympathy Oct 30 2018 12:00 AM

A The Color of Memories Table Arrangement was sent on October 29, 2018

We will miss you Aunt Tootsie! David, Geralyn, and families, you have our deepest sympathy! Love to all of you! Sincerely, Stan, Bridget, and Ben Luebbert

Expression of Sympathy Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother

Jamieneuner Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

A Monet's Garden Table Basket was ordered on October 29, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

I will always remember my Aunt Tootsie for the kind and wonderful person that she was every day of her life. She always had a warm smile and a twinkle in her eyes that greetedme and my family every time we saw her.We will miss you Toots and may God Bless You for eternity! We Love you!

Stan J. Luebbert, Bridget, and Ben Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM