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Anna Elizabeth Rackers, 84, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Adams Street Place. She was born on January 13, 1928, in Jefferson City, the daughter of the late William W. and Annie E. Vetter Winge. She was united in marriage on May 3, 1945, in Jefferson City, to Arthur H. Rackers, who preceded her in death on May 14, 1994. Mrs. Rackers received her education at St. Peter Parochial School. A wonderful homemaker, she was a member of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, enjoyed gardening, and especially enjoyed her family. Survivors include: five children, Jane (Bob Ahsens) Rackers, Jefferson City; Brenda (Rado) Popp, Jefferson City; Richard (Rita) Rackers, St. Louis; Charles (Connie) Rackers, Jefferson City; and Steve Rackers, Jefferson City; 11 grandchildren, Chad (Carrie) Rackers, Neil (Rachel) Rackers, Anne Rackers, Gabriel Rackers, Kim (Victor) Panchot, Gina (Nate) Rackers, Betsy Rackers, Kyle Rackers, Nicki (Aaron) Russell, Kelly (Pete) Whisnant, and Bob Ahsens; nine great-grandchildren, Brendan Rackers, Jacob Rackers, Annabelle Rackers, Zoe Panchot, Isabella Rackers, Garrett Russell, Claire Russell, Courtney Russell, and John Ahsens; one brother, Joe (Esther) Winge, Jefferson City; one sister-in-law, Corky Rackers, Jefferson City; and two brothers-in-law, Ralph Eiken, Centertown, and Harold Raithel, St. Martin. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Jacob Popp; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leo and Emma Rackers; two sisters, Florence (Leroy) Renn and Angeline (Joe) Pirner; and seven sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Blanche and Al Herx, Mabel and Clarence Wilbers, Clete Rackers, JoAnn Eiken, and Aggie Raithel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with the Rev. Nicholas Reid, officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Cathedral of Saint Joseph Foundation, 2305 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109; or the Helias Foundation, P.O. Box 694, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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