January 25, 1922 - July 13, 2013
Jeanette (Heislen) Neuner, age 91, of Jefferson City, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, peacefully at Oak Tree Villas. Beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and great-aunt, she was born January 25, 1922, the youngest of four daughters to Christine (Rackers) and Peter Heislen. She lived her entire life in Jefferson City and was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church, where she was married September 17, 1945, to her best friend, Ted Neuner, and together they had six children. While she devoted most of her life to her family, she also worked for 13 years as an administrative secretary in the Nursing Service Division at St. Mary's Health Center until her retirement in 1988, and for the Missouri Department of Agriculture before her marriage. She was a long-time member of the Immaculata Club-Loretto Chapter, St. Ann's Sodality, Daughters of Isabella and St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, and volunteered for Birthright and Missouri River Home Health Care and Hospice. She was known among family and friends for her wonderful cooking and her welcoming spirit. Her favorite times were spent with family gathered around her dining room table for meals or canasta games. She is survived by her sister, Angeline (Terence) Lock; sister-in-law, Marge (Bill) Bose; children, Janice Neuner of Sumter, S.C.; Richard (Laura Kinkead) Neuner of Minneapolis; Barbara (Bob) Paynter of Cleveland; Carol (Joe) Metz of Cincinnati; Jim (Gina) Neuner and Laura (Pat) Forbis of Jefferson City; 14 grandchildren: Michael, Catherine and Ben Neuner; Ted (Lisa), Jacob (Stephanie), Gabriel and Sam Paynter; Elizabeth, Anni and Pete (Becca) Metz; Jacquelyn, Madelyn and Kassidy Neuner; and James Forbis; and four great-grandchildren (with another to be born soon); as well as many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Catherine Heislen and Ruby (Clarence) Perrey; her husband, Ted and his parents, Elizabeth (Lueckenhoff) and Ted Neuner, his brother Henry, and his sisters Loretta, Irene, Mary Ann and Erma (Linus) Hasenbeck. The family would like to thank the staff at Oak Tree Villas, SSM Hospice of Mid-Missouri and Dr. George Carr for their compassionate care during her illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. David D. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception Church, 1206 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109; Birthright, 1006 E. High St., Jefferson City, MO 65101; or SSM Hospice of Mid-Missouri, 1241 W. Stadium Dr., Suite L201, Jefferson City, MO 65109.
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