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Henrietta Taube, 85, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center.
She was born on March 21, 1925, in Taos, the daughter of the late Bruno Henry and Bernadine Prenger Eiken. She was united in marriage on January 3, 1943, in St. Charles, Mo., to Otto Henry Taube, who preceded her in death. Henrietta was employed with Oberman and Tweety Shoe Company, was a cook for the Jefferson City Public Schools, co-owned and operated Otto Taube Welding and Machine Shop, and worked for the Jefferson City Recycling Center. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Ann's Sodality, and the Eagle's Auxiliary. Henrietta was a avid garage sale patron and gardener. She loved talking on the phone with her many "cronies" and was always up for a good bar-becue and hot cup of coffee. Henrietta was ready to go at a moments notice for a long Sunday drive. Survivors include: two daughters, Beverly (Bernie) Brondel, and Lucille (Eugene) St. Clair, both of Jefferson City; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and four siblings, Josephine (Roman) Kampeter, Taos, Earlen (Paul) Distler, Lake Ozark, Louise (Lawrence) Lehman, Jefferson City, and Louis (Barbara) Eiken, Taos. She was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Wansing. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m., Monday, May 31, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick G. Dolan officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 5 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice. Those wishing to email condolences to the family may do so at www.dulletrimble.com