Joan June Oberjuerge, 83, of Highland died on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
A private, graveside service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 16 at St. Paul Cemetery in Bay, Mo., with the Rev. Christopher W. Hill, senior pastor of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
She was born on June 13, 1932 in St. Loius, Mo., toWalter W. and Anna (Jedicke) Oberjuerge.
In the mid-1950s, Miss Oberjuerge graduated from Washington University with a degree in French literature. She and her family moved to Florida, where she attended the University of Florida and obtained her teaching certificate. She taught second grade in Broward County, Fla., for more than 20 years.
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She enjoyed traveling during the summers. After her retirement, she traveled to Italy and all of Europe. She moved to Highland in 2008. She was an avid reader, loved the beach, and played tennis. She was also a patron of the arts who loved collecting art and making beautiful needle point designs.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was also a member of the Highland Area Women’s Connection the Women’s Book Club in Highland.
Survivors include cousin, Daniel G. Hanning of Alvin, Texas, Kimberly H. (John) Rose of Highland, Sherrill Jay (husband Wm. W. Grace) Hausman of Herman, Mo., Paige Hanning Kane of Andover, Mass., and Gregory G. (Debra) Hausman of Herman, Mo.; and cousins she treated as grandchildren, Jonathan G. Rose, Adam E. Rose, Jacob W. (fiancee Emily Lucia) Rose, Timothy G. Rose, Joshua A. Weinberg, Jon D. Weinberg, Alexander Tremblay, Gregory S. (Taylor) Hausman, Steven G. Hausman and William D. Hausman.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.