Hedwig Louise Pilcher

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hedwig Louise Pilcher, 90, passed away Nov. 9, 2014, at her home in Milo, Mo. She was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Eggenstein, Germany, the daughter of Rudolph W. and Mina L. (Daub) Lehmann. On Jan. 31, 1954, she was united in marriage to Elmo Leroy Pilcher Sr., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2000.

Hedwig grew up in Germany where she also attended school. She was a "War Bride" having met Mr. Pilcher while he was serving our country during the Korean Conflict. When the couple returned to the United States after Elmo's military commitment, they settled in the Milo area where the Pilcher family owned land. Hedwig was a homemaker most of her life caring for her husband and the family's seven children. She did do some outside work housekeeping for a few businesses.

She loved crocheting, gardening and flowers, and always loved the farm life. She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. But her greatest love was spending time with her family where she took a special interest in her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Karl Lehmann, of Nevada, Malita Roby and Kent, of Milo, Elmo Pilcher Jr., of Milo, Gerdi Beaman and Glenn, of Milo, Mina Dressler and Daniel, of Centerville, Tenn., Mary Spencer and Jim, of Hume, and Carion Rumans and Scott, of Milo; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and of special mention are her sister Tekla's children, Angel Allen, Rosie Trippett, and Eddie Trippett, who held a special place in her heart. Aside from her husband, Elmo, she was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Karl, Tekla, and Robert.

Funeral services for Hedwig Louise Pilcher will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Ferry Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, near Milo. A visitation is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m., just prior to the service, also at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in Hedwig's memory to the American Diabetes Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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