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Ruth Hemme

December 2, 1916 - August 12, 2013

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Ruth Ester Stanglein Hemme, 96, passed away at her home on August 12, 2013.
She was born December 2, 1916, to Edward and Amy Stanglein in Horine, Missouri, where she joined her twin sisters Alta and Alma. She attended Pevely Lutheran Elementary School and Herculaneum High School, graduating in 1933.
She married Walter Hemme on March 10, 1937. They lived in Moss Hollow, Hillsboro, Hematite, and rural De Soto. Walter died in 1966 and Ruth continued living in their home on Highway Y near De Soto. She later moved to De Soto for several years and then returned to live with her daughter Rose on Highway Y.
Ruth is survived by five daughters, Amy and husband Hal of St. Louis, Missouri; Betty and husband Randall of Vandalia, Missouri; Rose Slagg of the home in De Soto, Missouri; Glenda and husband Richard of Whitewater, Kansas; and Mary Jo and husband Mike of De Soto, Missouri; twelve grandchildren, Bryce and wife Kara Kristofferson of Clinton, Missouri; Brock Kristofferson of Mexico, Missouri; Brett Kristofferson of Queens, New York; Ruth and husband Chad Moore of Wildwood, Missouri; David and wife Jill Harder of Battlecreek, Michigan; Esther and husband Jason Braithwaite of Cedar Park, Texas; Mark Slagg of De Soto, Missouri; Joanna and husband Jason Fischer of De Soto, Missouri; Carolyn and husband Brent Marcum of Bartlett, Tennessee; Daniel and wife Susan Harder of Newton, Kansas; Jodi (Harder) Braun, and husband Alan, Whitewater, KS; Jonathan and wife Nicole Linhorst of Crystal City, Missouri; and Stephan Slagg of Chicago, Illinois. Also surviving are fifteen great-grandchildren, Andrew, Rebecca & Rachel Kristofferson; Briar, Levi, Brody, and Colton Fischer; Ava, Oliver, and Elliot Braithwaite; Dakota Harder Braun; Tristan and Alexandria Marcum; Hudson Harder; Abigail Moore; her sister Alta Luhn of Horine, MO and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Walter, her sister Alma Luhn, her son-in-law Jim Slagg, and her grandson Christopher Harder.
Ruth loved to cook, garden, sew and make quilts. Her first love was her Lord Jesus Christ whom she served her entire life. Her home hosted a Good News Club for many years. She also taught Sunday School and Bible School and served the church in many ways. She was devoted to the Christian mission around the world and was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in De Soto, Missouri.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but we rejoice to know that she is now celebrating in Heaven with Jesus.
Memorials can be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, PO Box 517, Pevely, MO 63070.