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Monday, February 8, 2021

Obituary - Armilda Louise (Willems) McEwan

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The FUNERAL SERVICE for Armilda will be held begin at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri.

VISITATION will precede the service from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

OFFICIATING at the service will be Pastor Larry Sorrells

INTERMENT will be in the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri.

The family suggests any MEMORIAL donations be made to the Appleton City Cemetery Association and may left at the funeral home.

Armilda Louise (Willems) McEwan, 95, the daughter of J.J. (Jake) and Maude Willems, was born east of Rockville, Missouri January 4, 1926. She passed away at the family farm surrounded by loved ones February 5, 2021.

On January 16, 1942 Armilda married Warren E. McEwan. The were blessed with twin boys, Donald and Ronald who were born while Warren was serving the U.S. Navy in World War II. After his honorable discharge they moved to the family farm east of Appleton City where they lived until retirement when they moved into town. They were faithful members of Trinity United Methodist Church. Armilda attended regularly until about a month before her passing when her health would not allow it. After Warren’s passing Armilda and grandson, Mike, raised cattle together. She was not ready to entirely give up farming and Mike’s help allowed her to continue helping raise the cattle.

Armilda loved caring for her grandchildren, her neighbor’s children, and her grandchildren. She could be seen picking up her great-grandchildren from school even as she was well into her 80’s and taking them to where they should go. She was extremely proud of all of their accomplishments and attended their school functions and extracurricular activities as well. Armilda also enjoyed quilting and caring for her flowers.

Armilda was preceded in death by her husband Warren February 1, 1996, and her son Ron November 17, 2019, two sisters, Ruby and Emma Lou.

Survivors include her son Donald, one sister Cleta, daughter-in-law Shirley, five grandchildren: Mike, Patricia, Rhonda, Julie and Jason, twelve great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.