Myrtle F. Vehlewald, age 93 of Jefferson City, formally of Linn and Morrison, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Jefferson City Manor Care Center in Jefferson City.
Myrtle was born on February 10, 1920, in Morrison, the daughter of the late Oscar and Esther (Baecker) Lietzow. She was married on April 16, 1944 in Morrison, to Elmer V. Vehlewald, who preceded her in death on March 5, 2001.
Myrtle attended school at Morrison and Hoppe School near Stolpe, Missouri.
Myrtle was a homemaker and a farmer's wife. She retired from the shoe factory in Hermann. She was a member of the Zion-St. Peter United Church of Christ in Pershing and its Women's Fellowship. She loved gardening, reading and cooking for her family but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Myrtle is survived by her children, one son, Verney V. Vehlewald and his wife Mary Blanche of Orlando, Florida; two daughters, Valora Budnik and her husband Les of Linn and Arlene N.V. Stewart and her husband Mark of Jefferson City; five grandchildren, Rhonda Luck and her husband Rod of Linn, Dave Budnik and his wife Kimberly of Washougal, Washington, Kyle Stewart and Gary Stewart both of Jefferson City, and Brad Stewart of Columbia, and three great grandchildren, Dalton, Forrest and Sam Luck all of Linn; one sister, Adeline Lee of Kimberling City, Mo. And one sister-in-law, Anna Belle Lietzow of Sedalia; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends
Myrtle was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wilburn "Barney" and Ervin Lietzow and one sister, Helen McGuire.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Zion-St. Peter United Church of Christ in Pershing with the Rev. Barb Zastrow officiating. Interment will follow in Fredericksburg Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Zion-St. Peter United Church of Christ in Pershing.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO. (897-2214)