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Leora May (Abbetmeier) Gehm

October 24, 1927 ~ January 9, 2018 (age 90)

Name: Leora May Gehm 
Age: 90
Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 10:52 am  Place: St. Francis  Hospital, Litchfield, Illinois
Born: October 24, 1927  Place: St. Louis County, Missouri
Father: the late:  Ewald Abbetmeier
Mother: the late:  Aetna Janca
Spouse:   the late:  Reverend Noel Andrew Gehm died May 23, 2015
      Date of Marriage: October 10, 1953
      Place of Marriage: Grace United Church of Christ, St. Louis, Missouri

Schooling:   attended Mt. Pleasant Grade School and graduated from Cleveland High School, St. Louis, Missouri. 
Occupation: Mother & Homemaker,  also a flower arranger for Jeanette Scheller,  Jody Zarr and Staunton Floral Gardens.
Church: A member of Peace United Church Of Christ, Jerseyville, Illinois.
Organizations: A volunteer for the USO
Interests: Enjoyed cooking, baking,canning, quilting and gardening.  Always participated in activities at her husbands churches, especially enjoyed singing in choirs.  Loved spoiling her grandchildren.
Survivors: 1 Daughter, Denise (Jay) Rademacher of Mount Olive, IL // 1 Son, Barry (Jo) Gehm of Batesville, AK // 2 Nephews, Louis (Debbie) Colmo of Imperial, MO //  Andy Colmo of St. Louis, MO //  1 Grandson, Christian (Jostlin) Rademacher of Litchfield, IL // 1 Granddaughter, Alicia (Ethan) Murzynski of Hillsboro, IL; 
Preceded in Death: Parents, Ewald & Aetna Janca Abbetmeier // Husband, Reverend Noel Andrew Gehm // 2 Sisters, Gerry Colmo  and  Charlene Mispagel

Visitation:  Thursday, January 11, 2018,  6 - 8:00 p.m., Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, Il. 
Funeral Service: Friday, January 12, 2018, 10:00 am  Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Clergy: Reverend Dr. Don Wagner
Pallbearers:  Son-in-law:  Jay Rademacher / Grandson: Christian Rademacher / Grandson-in-law: Ethan Murzynski / Son:  Barry Gehm and Nephews: Andrew and Louis Colmo.
Burial:  Chapman Cemetery, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Lunch:  for friends and family  will be held in the Immanuel Lutheran Educational Building served by the Lydia Circle.
Memorials:  Adopt-A-Pet // Dubois Center / Habitat for Humanity
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.

 Service Information

January 11, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Becker & Son Funeral Home
221 S Poplar St
Mount Olive, IL 62069

Funeral Service
January 12, 2018

10:00 AM
Becker & Son Funeral Home
221 S Poplar St
Mount Olive, IL 62069

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