Bessie Eulinberg

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Bessie Marie Eulinberg, 101, of Jackson died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Oct. 27, 1905, at Oak Ridge, daughter of Jeff and Rebecca Henderson. She and Shannon Eulinberg were married April 16, 1923, in Jackson. He preceded her in death.

The family owned Eulinberg's Place in Old Appleton, Mo., and operated a laundry many years in Jackson. She was a longtime member of St. John's AME Church in Jackson.

Survivors include three daughters, Geraldine Lee of Cape Girardeau, Hester Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn., Vernita Stephens of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Anna Kemp of St. Louis; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at St. James AME Church in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Debbie Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Williams Funeral Home of Charleston, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.