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Obituary: Eleanor Ann (Sturm) Knollmeyer

Obituary: Eleanor Ann (Sturm) Knollmeyer

July 8th, 2018 in Obituaries

Eleanor Ann (Sturm) Knollmeyer, age 81, of Linn, Mo., passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Oak Tree Villa in Jefferson City. Ann was born on September 24, 1936, in Jefferson City, Mo. She was the second child of Henry and Juliet (Skain) Sturm. Her siblings Jack (Colleen), Margie (Trainor) and Tom (Debra) grieve her passing. Ann married the love of her life, John Joseph Knollmeyer of Linn, Mo. in 1958. The couple settled in Linn in the early 1960's, where they raised their five children: Joe, John F., Tim, Kriste (Ludwig) and Tom. Her husband, John J., preceded her in death on August 1, 2001. Ann attended St Peter's High School in Jefferson City and graduated from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan. in 1958 with a degree in Microbiology. She worked as a Microbiologist and Medical Technologist in Jefferson City area laboratories for many years before "retiring" to assist in bookkeeping for the family business, Hometown Building Center. She was a devoted and loving mother. She was very proud of her family and was excited to be a Grandma to her 13 grandchildren and great-grandchild. Ann loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She would spend hours cooking, cleaning, and preparing for her family and friends. She also enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in their sporting and school events. She was an avid gardener and chicken farmer. Ann traveled extensively including trips to China, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Sicily, Egypt, Israel, Alaska, and Hawaii. She and John J. also drove their motor home to over 35 states. Ann was known for her love of God, hard work ethic, and good sense of humor. She was a member of St. George Parish, Linn Garden Club, Linn Women's Club, the Legion of Mary, St. Ann's Sodality, Good Shepherd Food Pantry volunteer, and was a funeral dinner server. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Ann was the beloved wife of the late John J. Knollmeyer; devoted mother of Joseph (Janice), John (Lori), Timothy (Tonya), Kriste (Wayne Ludwig), and Thomas (Amy); loving Grandma to Adam (Kara), Jonathan (Sherry), Kenneth, Victoria, Lydia, Anna, Joseph, Sara, Andrew, Eric, Cassandra, Clara, Chloe; great-grandchildren: Everett and Baby Knollmeyer due late July; and showed love to all cousins, nephews, nieces, and extended family. Family and friends will gather from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Millard Family Funeral Chapel with a Rosary at 2:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at St. George Catholic Church, Linn, Mo., with Fr. Dan Merz officiating. Ann's inurnment to St. George Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George Church Renovation Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of MILLARD FAMILY Funeral Chapel, 919 East Main Street, Linn, MO 65051; (573) 897-4848. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.