Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Pitman Funeral Home, 106 W. Lions Ave. Jonesburg, MO 63351
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Frieden's UCC, Warrenton, MO
Warrenton City Cemetery
Frieden's UCC in care of Pitman Funeral Home P.O. Box 126 Warrenton, MO 63383
Emma “Lois” Ockerhausen passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 peacefully in her home surrounded by her family. Lois was born January 30, 1933 in Warrenton, MO. The daughter of Enoch and Edna Gausmann.
She was united in marriage to James R. Ockerhausen on August 26, 1956. He preceded her in death March 15, 2006.
Lois or better known as mom or grandma was one that truly loved with her whole heart. Her biggest and probably only fault was worrying about her kids and grandkids. She always had an open door and we knew that if we needed dinner or someone to cheer us up we could just stop by.
Although we have great sadness over the loss of our mom, grandma, sister or friend we also have found comfort in her passing. We know she is reunited with her husband James in heaven and they will always be with us. We will plant flowers around our gardens just as she had. We’ll make sure we always have ingredients for cookies just in case one of our grandkids stop in. We’ll remember to never miss a day of sunshine. We will know to have faith in God even in the worst of times just as she did. Lastly, we can find peace in her passing knowing that some of her last words were “I love you with my whole heart”. Therefore, we will carry on not just loving our family but loving them with our entire hearts. Lois was a member of Frieden’s UCC in Warrenton.
Lois is survived by her children and their spouses, her siblings, her grandchildren and their spouses, and her great-grandchildren. Children; Kathy (Larry) Gruenefeld, Russell Ockerhausen, Cindy (fiancé Jimmy Stephens) Winford, Lisa (Roger) Devenport, Jonathan (Julia) Ockerhausen. Siblings; Eldon Gausmann, Clara Bockting, and Paul Gausmann. Grandchildren; Chris (Sydney) Gruenefeld, Merle (Becca) Winford, Jessica (Mike) Jordan, Matt (Krystle) Gruenefeld, Joshua (Virginia) Winford, Michael Ockerhausen, Jaclyn (Zane) Hake, Nathan Devenport, Sara Devenport, Jacob Ockerhausen, Kevin Ockerhausen, and Sam Ockerhausen. Great-grandchildren, James, Nicholas and Kylie Jordan, Bradyn Hake, Kennedi & Kaylee Winford, Emma & Elli Gruenefeld, Gavin & Fynnley Gruenefeld. In addition to her husband James, Lois was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-laws, and sister-in-laws.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 3:00-7:00P.M. at Pitman Funeral Home 106 W. Lions Jonesburg, MO 63351. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:00A.M. at Frieden’s United Church of Christ, Warrenton, MO. Burial will be at Warrenton City Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Friedens UCC in care of Pitman Funeral Home P.O. Box 126 Warrenton, MO 63383.
John 3:16 -For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.