Hilda Marie Takats, 87, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., passed away peacefully Monday, July 9, 2012, at Moniteau Care Center, California, Mo. Hilda was born October 29, 1924, near Louise, Texas, the daughter of Charles Otto and Hedwig (Mathys) Schoeneberg. She was married on August 22, 1948, in Jamestown, Mo. to Fred Takats who preceded her in death on August 29, 2008. She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1943. Hilda worked at People's Bank in Jamestown after graduation. before moving to St. Louis to work as a secretary at Monsanto until retirement. She was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in St. Louis for many years. Hilda was a woman of great faith and a servant heart. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by two sisters, Anna Laura Zagare and husband Danny of Rahway, N.J., and Louise Tucker of Houston, Texas; one sister-in-law, Emogene Schoeneberg of California, Mo.; and 19 nieces and nephews. Hilda was preceded in death by brothers Emil, Otto, and Clarence (Dorothy) Schoeneberg; and sisters, Helen (Leonard) Wallenmeyer and Mildred (Ken) McGowen; and one nephew, Mark Schoeneberg. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo. and on Thursday July 12, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, St. Louis, Mo. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis on Thursday. Officiating will be Pastor Eddie Schoeneberg in California, Mo. and the Rev. Dr. Dennis A. Kastens in St. Louis. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo., and on Thursday, July 12, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Hoffmeister South County Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Local arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.