Reba Madeline Loutenschlager

Reba Madeline Loutenschlager

Reba Madeline Loutenschlager, 91, of Monroe City, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at her residence surrounded by loved ones.

She was born June 02, 1929 in Steedman, Missouri the daughter to the late Dennis Martin and Alma Etta (Estes) Watson. 

Madeline and her husband Otto made their home in Stoutsville.  Madeline had a wide range of seamstress abilities from patching overalls to making wedding dresses and quickly making a pair of shorts for her grandchildren who she dearly loved.  She had 25 years of service at the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, Florida.  Serving as tour guide to assistant Curator.  All the while active with the Stoutsville Methodist Church.  Later the Stoutsville Methodist Church merged with the Monroe City United Methodist Church in which she was a member.  She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan and loved reading, mostly Amish Books.

Madeline was united in marriage to Otto Grosse Loutenschlager on July 28, 1947, he preceded her in death January 13, 2008.

Survivors include her children Linda Gundling (Mark) of Hannibal, Ruth Mayer (Tony) of Monroe City, Reba Utterback (Mike) of Hunnewell, and Lonnie Loutenschlager (Linda) of Philadelphia.  Nine grandchildren Paul Gundling (Lindsey) of St. Charles, Andy Mayer (Lauren) of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Lonnie Mayer of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Quentin Mayer (Shay) of Quincy, Illinois, Jan Lingua (Ronnie) of St. Charles, Alan Utterback (Carrie) of Fulton, Candace Kassel (Andrew) of Fulton, Emily Wilhelm of Philadelphia, and Adam Loutenschlager (Somer) of Quincy, Illinois.  She is also survived by a sister in law Lola Watson of Ironton, Missouri, and a cousin Mary Frances Estes of Fulton, who she kept in close contact with, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Otto of 61 years, brothers Vincent, James, Lloyd and Frank Watson, sisters Anna Watson and Marie McClatchey.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 05, at the Monroe City United Methodist Church, Pastor Olivia Earlywine was the officiate, assisted by Charles Binderman.  Burial took place at the Stoutsville Cemetery, Stoutsville.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of services at the church.  Pallbearers will be all of Mrs. Loutenschlager’s grandchildren.  Memorials have been suggested to the Monroe City United Methodist Church.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri.  Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com.

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