Pat Meisenheimer

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Beulah I. "Pat" Meisenheimer, 98, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at the Lutheran Home, where she lived the past five years.

She was born April 8, 1911, in Chitwood, Mo., now a part of Joplin. She was the youngest daughter of John Henry and Rozella Evans Williams. She and Albert L. Meisenheimer were married in 1932 in Kansas. He died July 10, 1975.

Early in life she gave her heart to the Lord. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church more than 65 years. She was an active member until health problems came, but even then she was interested in the activities of the church. She was an active member of United Methodist Women and served as president. She was chairwoman of her circle several times, president of her Sunday school class, the Wimodausis Class, and took an active part in Dr. Hilty's Sunday school class.

When she was 18 years old she joined the Rebekah Lodge. She has served as past noble grand and as financial secretary 26 years, and received several honors.

Survivors include a son and his wife, John and Tresa Meisenheimer of Jackson; a daughter, Ruth Haag of Oceanside, Calif.; a sister, Pearl Jean Johnson of Marionville, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Penny Meisenheimer; seven grandchildren, Robbie Sleeth, Carol Wilson, John Haag, Ronnie Meisenheimer, Rosa Taylor, Bryan Meisenheimer, Brad Meisenheimer; 19 great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Joy Brown.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Robert W. "Bob" and Louis Meisenheimer; a brother, Bill Reffett; a sister, Maude Norris; and a grandchild, Bob Meisenheimer.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Sanderson and the Rev. Karen Nothdurft officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be given to Centenary United Methodist Church.

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