Maurine Brunkhorst

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Maurine Brunkhorst, 86, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born June 21, 1923, in Ancell, Mo., to Charles Welter and Regina Essner Welter.

Maurine was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Ann's Sodality. She worked for the Southeast Missourian for 35 years

Survivors include her son, John Brunkhorst of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Cindy (Terry) Schnurbusch and Connie Miles both of Cape Girardeau; grandchildren, Andrea (Kevin) Kester of Friedheim, Mo., Jeff (Amanda) Meystedt of Oran and Holly Schnurbusch of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Allison Miles and William Kester, both of Friedheim, Jason Meystedt of Cape Girardeau, Kyle and Kelsie Meystedt, both of Jackson, and Brody Meystedt and Landon Stanberry, both of Oran; and a great-great-grandchild, Berklee Miles of Friedheim.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

The visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tom Kiefer officiating. Interment will be in Cape County Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri or Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary.

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