Grace Weinkein

Thursday, February 1, 2007

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Grace Helen Weinkein, 84, of Perryville died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at The Cedars at the Jewish Center for the Aged in Chesterfield, Mo.

She was born Dec. 9, 1922, in Perryville, daughter of Rudolph and Flora Cissell Huber. She and Alvin J. Weinkein were married Sept. 5, 1942. He died Sept. 5, 1978.

Weinkein was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Highland, Mo., and the Blessed Sacrament Sodality.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Weinkein of St. Louis, Wayne Weinkein of Perryville, Donald Weinkein of St. Charles, Mo.; three daughters, Faye Ponder and Sandy Weinkein of St. Louis, Cindy King of Arnold, Mo.; a sister, Irma Sissin of St. Louis; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, a sister and four brothers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, and 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The parish wake will be at 7 tonight, and the rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Friday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Highland, with the Rev. Robert Brockland officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.