Loretta Mae Redmon, 87, of West Ely, passed away January 29, at Monroe City Manor Care Center in Monroe City.
Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 1, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Paul Reese and Reverend Daniel Bock officiated. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in West Ely.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday January 31, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.
Loretta was born November 8, 1932, in Hannibal, to Elmer and Lorene Norris Lehenbauer.
Loretta was married to Carl Wayne Redmon on May 28, 1950. He preceded her in death on October 22, 2014.
Survivors include her son, Roy Edward Redmon of West Ely; one brother Harry Lehenbauer of Hatton, one sister in-law, Linda Pflantz; grandchildren Micha Worrell (Fiance` Patrick), of Monroe City, Amanda Redmon (Fred) of West Ely, Joe Redmon of West Ely, Nicole Harris (Shaun) of Monroe City, Wendy Powers (Tim)of Williamsburg, Shelly Jones-Dunavent (Jeff) of Fulton, Betty Redmon of Booneville and Bobbie Murray (Brad) of Kingdom City; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, son Roger Eugene Redmon, daughter in-law Donetta Redmon, great grandson Parker Redmon, two brothers, David and Joe Lehenbauer.
She was a 1949 graduate of Shelbyville High School in Shelbyville.
Loretta had been employed with Missouri Department of Revenue for 18 years and sold insurance for Donald Jackson for many years. She was a Secretary for the First Baptist Church, taught Sunday School for the 4 year old›s and was Director of the Vacation Bible School.
Loretta and her husband had so many animals that kids of all ages would come to see and pet them. She was known as the animal lady. She was a 4-H Board member, and Honorary FFA member and worked the Elections for many years as well.
According to her family, she was very active in her community with making cookies for the Lewis Brothers Christmas Memory Tree, winning several blue ribbons for her Angel food cakes for the Fall Festival. She had many hobbies that she loved such as baking, crocheting, sewing, and embroidery. She was especially proud of the fact that she was born on the day President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to his first term. There was nothing more special to her than spending time with her family, especially her grand & great grandkids. Loretta never met a stranger.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Palmyra.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery or Monroe City Manor Auxiliary.
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