Thursday, December 9, 2021

Obituary - Jean Piepmeier

Funeral services for Jean will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Monday, December 13, 2021at 1:00 p.m.

The minster for the service is Rev. Linda Wansing

A visitation will precede the funeral service at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri, on Monday, December 13, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Interment will take place immediately following the funeral service at Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton City, Missouri

Memorial donations may be given to the Trinity United Methodist Church

Phyllis Jean (Henselmann) Piepmeier was born on September 16, 1939, to Fred William and Phyllis (Moore) Henselmann. She was raised on a farm southeast of Appleton City, Missouri, where she lived all her life and was an active community member.

Although she was a lady of short stature, inside she had a huge heart of gold. She always looked for the good in others. Striving to help and do good for others was always Jean’s goal. Seeing the many needs and struggles of other people, she always tried to quietly and secretly help where it was needed. Her good deeds were a priority, and this is the way she wanted it to be. She had a strong faith in God and his blessings and an abundant love for her fellow man.

Jean received great satisfaction in her years of working around her church. She enjoyed helping with Sunday School, making bulletin boards, and many times going back to church by herself to pick up things around God’s house.

Jean loved the holidays. Dressing up for the Halloween in the park, you might have witnessed her having fun with the rest of the young at heart; sometimes a clown (of course the shortest). Christmas time was a favorite holiday, always giving so much of herself at this time of year, and never forgetting those who were really in need. Jean also enjoyed singing in the church choir for the easter and Christmas vesper services. She loved her fellow choir members and the friendships they developed.

Jean always loved going to the State Fair and spent many years enjoying the atmosphere and just visiting with people. She continued to go even after losing her husband, C.L. in 2007. Jean will always be remembered as a caring and loving woman, and she will be missed by her family and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Fred William and Phyllis (Moore) Henselmann; her husband, C.L. Piepmeier; one stepdaughter, Nancy Piepmeier and one sister, Stella Ann Estep.

Jean is survived by her two stepsons: Bill and Tom Piepmeier; and several extended family members.

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