Alma Josephine Verhoff, 97, formerly of Westphalia, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Capital Region Medical Center.
She was born September 17, 1921, in Argyle, Missouri, the daughter of the late Dietrich Richard and Mary Catherine (Reinkemeyer) Groene.
She was united in marriage on May 16, 1942, in Argyle, to Cornelius A. Verhoff who preceded her in death on November 20, 1993.
Alma worked for many years at Hilkemeyer Grocery Store in Westphalia and in 1993 she started to work with her son-in-law and daughter at Samuels Tuxedo and continued to work there for 20 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia, St. Ann’s Sodality, Westphalia Senior Citizens, and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. Alma had a strong work ethic and was know for her delicious pies, cookies, and cinnamon rolls.
Survivors include four children, Patricia Rackers, Wardsville; Doris Rotter, Loose Creek; Richard (Mary) Verhoff, St. Louis; Linda (Sam) Bushman, Jefferson City; six grandchildren, Jean (Jeff) White, Sandy (Gary) Kremer, Jill Peters, Stephanie (Matt) McAvin, Jay (Liz) Verhoff, Kyle (Lauren) Verhoff; eight great-grandchildren, Christopher Kohler, Jordan Kremer, Owen McAvin, Ryan McAvin, Luke McAvin, Sydney Verhoff, Emmett Verhoff, Ainsley Verhoff; and one sister, Alvera “Sis” Leven, Lee’s Summit.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two son-in-laws Herman Rackers and Alvin Rotter; three grandchildren Maryann, Steven and Dale; grandson-in-law, Derek Peters; two sisters, Emma Brunnert, Dorothy Baumhoer; and three brothers, Ben, Wilfred, and Albert Groene.
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Westphalia with a prayer service at 2:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia with the Rev. Anthony J. Viviano officiating.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Church Renovations or to Masses.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Westphalia is in charge of the arrangements.
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