Genevieve L. Barnthouse

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Genevieve L. "June" Barnthouse, 96, of Jefferson City, died Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was born December 9, 1918, in Meta, Mo., the daughter of Joseph J. and Elizabeth M. (Radmacher) Nacke. A 1936 graduate of Meta High School, she was the Co-Valedictorian and delivered the commencement speech for her high school graduation. She was united in marriage on October 11, 1947, in Jefferson City to William R. "Bill" Barnthouse, who preceded her in death on August 8, 2013. Genevieve worked at the Missouri State Legislature. She was a member of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph; Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem; St. Joseph Quilters; Daughter of Isabella, where she received the Glennon Circle Award; and volunteered with St. Mary's Auxiliary and Girl Scouts of America. Survivors include two children: William J. Barnthouse (Linda Olmstead), and Melanie (Paul) Schifferdecker; seven grandchildren: William Joseph Barnthouse, Jonathan Barnthouse, James Barnthouse, Elizabeth (Anton) Engelmann, John (Lauren) Schifferdecker, Katie Laura Schifferdecker, and Joseph (Hanika) Schifferdecker; and five great-grandchildren: Grace, Henry, and Stella Rose Engelmann; and Barrett and Vivienne Schifferdecker; and one sister: Stella Jean (Charles) Schauwecker, Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; infant brother, Felix Nacke; and sister, Maxine (Ralph) Gordon. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12 noon, Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with the Rev. Msgr. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 2305 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65109. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the website.

Published January 25, 2015