Emma “Emmabelle” Isabelle Class
April 10, 1918 - January 10, 2013
Emma Isabelle "Emmabelle" (Allen) Class, 94, of Boonville, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at her home. She was born April 10, 1918, in McGirk, the daughter of Christopher T. "Judge" and Jeanette Susan "Nettie" (Glenn) Allen, both of whom preceded her in death. Emmabelle graduated from McGirk School. She was baptized in 1933 at the McGirk Baptist Church and then joined Pisgah Baptist Church in 1950. She was married to Carl Albert Class in California, on December 14, 1940, and he preceded her in death on October 9, 1989. Emmabelle was a homemaker. She enjoyed family history, family reunions and her artwork. She is survived by one son, Carl "Bud" (Virginia) Class of Prairie Home; six daughters, Alice Hibdon, Ruby (Kenneth) Connell, Barbara (Robert) Thoma, all of Boonville, Wilma Hogrefe of Jefferson City, Judy (Charley) Shoemaker of Clarksburg, Donna (Glenn) Frieling of Bunceton; one sister, Martha (George) Rosson of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Hazel Lee Allen of St. Louis; one brother-in-law, Donald Foster of Ashdown, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, Wanda Hogrefe, Tami Hogrefe Spears, Roxanne Hogrefe, Rachel Hogrefe Hoff, Christopher Class, Jonathan Class, Amy Connell, Rebecca Shoemaker Mickels, Susan Shoemaker Summers, Derek Frieling, Kevin Frieling and Jillian Thoma; 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Virgil "Spieg" Allen and Clifford Thurman "Tim" Allen; two sisters, Gladys Pearl Welch and Wanda Jean Heinen; one son-in-law, George Hibdon; three grandchildren, John and Joseph Hogrefe and Patricia Hogrefe Curtwright. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pisgah Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Walter Wood and Rev. Don Wood. Burial will be at the Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2013, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services. Memorials are suggested to the Pisgah Baptist Church, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California.
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