Hunter Jean Sewing

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hunter Jean Sewing, 83, of Jackson passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008, at home.

She was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Jackson, daughter of Lawrence R. and Amelia Engelmann Call. She and W.R. "Wib" Sewing were married May 29, 1949, in Jackson. They were married 45 years when he passed away Jan. 14, 1995.

Hunter Jean was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson and still remained a member there. She was a 1942 graduate of Jackson High School. During high school, she worked for the Luetje family.

Her career included employment at the former Ralph Edwards Sportswear, Penzel Construction, Moon Distributing, the former International Shoe Company in Jackson and 20 years at the former Southwestern Bell office in Jackson; she retired in 1989.

Her family, whom she dearly loved, will always remember her knack for quilting and growing irises.

Loving survivors include a son, Robert L. Sewing of Jackson; four daughters, Paula (David) Altschul of Portland, Ore., Kay (Roger) Bolin of Oak Ridge, Mo., Sue Sewing of Knoxville, Tenn., Margie Sewing of Jackson; three grandchildren, Jennifer Altschul, Carole Moore, Dale (Denise) Bolin; five great-grandchildren, Cameron and Dylan Moore, Nathan, Taylor and Kaylie Bolin.

Also surviving is a brother, William "Bill" (Erma) Call of Jackson; and a sister, Rosebud Call of Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Ann Call of Old Appleton, Wanda Sewing of Oak Ridge; and a brother-in-law, Nelson Sewing of Oak Ridge; and special family friends, Diana Wolfram; Mike, Thomas and Jacob Harvell; Rick, Gwen and Seth Moore.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Ernest "Tink" Call, L. R. "Ralph" Call; two sisters-in-law, Margie Call, Vicki Call; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert H. and Lydia Grossheider Sewing.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 24, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson and from 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday, May 25, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. David Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation, the Wilbert Sewing Scholarship at Oak Ridge High School or Hunter Jean Sewing Scholarship at Jackson High School.

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