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Melba Boeckman

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Melba Jean Boeckman, 76, of Campbell, Mo., died Friday, August 19, 2005, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis.

Born Jan. 31, 1929, at Campbell, daughter of the late Clarence and Pearl Banthrall Green she was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Glennonville, Mo.

On June 9, 1946 in Clay County, Ark. she married Fred J. Boeckman who survives.

Survivors also include one son, Fred J. Boeckman of Arnold, Mo.; two daughters, Jeanne Baumer of St. Charles, Mo. and Kay Kerperien of St. Louis County, Mo.; one brother, Ruben "Blondie" Jenkins of Lebanon, Mo.; one step-brother, Jim Hartesty of Campbell; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and brothers and one daughter, Retha Calahan.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 22, at St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Glennonville with Father Glenn Eftink officiating.

Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery at Campbell.

Landess Funeral Home of Campbell was in charge of arrangements.