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Leona Scharfenberg

April 3, 1923 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 97)


Leona A. Scharfenberg, 97 , of Washington, passed away on April 24, 2020. Mrs. Scharfenberg, daughter of the late Edward Straatmann and his wife Frances NEE Eckelkamp, was born April 3, 1923 in Villa Ridge. She received her education from St. John's Gildehaus School. On May 26, 1943, she was united in marriage to Herbert Scharfenberg at St. John's Gildehaus Church.

Leona was a member of the St. John's Gildehaus Church, ladies sodality, and the quilting club at St. John's Gildehaus. When her family moved to Kirksville, she attended Mary Immaculate Parish where she was involved in the quilting club. After moving back to Franklin County from Kirksville she eventually made her home at Homestead at Hickory View. There she was involved in making quilts for various organizations and events.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Scharfenberg, son Walter Scharfenberg, and many brothers and sisters.

Among her survivors are six children, Martha Perkins, JoAnn Schmucke, Robert Scharfenberg, Leroy Scharfenberg, Raymond Scharfenberg, and Marie Scharfenberg; twelve grandchildren, twenty one great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; Sister-In-Laws, Dorothy Armbruster, Mary Straatmann, Dorothy Straatmann, and Stephania Straatmann; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at St. John's Gildehaus Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to the St. John's Gildehaus Church.

Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt,Miller Funeral Home,Washington.

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