Mabel Buchheit

Thursday, November 6, 2008
Mabel Buchheit

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mabel E. Buchheit, 84, of Perryville died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Independence Court.

She was born May 5, 1924, in Kingston, N.Y., daughter of Willis and Anna Clapper Warren. She and August H. Buchheit were married Nov. 6, 1944, at Camp Upton Long Island, N.Y. He died Dec. 21, 2007.

Buchheit was employed 22 years at International Shoe Co. She was a former member of American Legion Post 133.

She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II.

Survivors include four sons, Bruce Buchheit of Perryville, Steve Buchheit of Springfield, Mo., Daniel Buchheit of Columbia, Mo., Stanley Buchheit of Chester, Ill.; a daughter, Joan Jany of Chester; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Apple Creek, Mo., with the Rev. Tony Dattilo officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 133.