Miederhoff

Ellinor B. Miederhoff, 91, of Perryville, died Monday, July 8, 2019, at Independence Care Center in Perryville.

She was born October 16, 1927 in Perry County to Leo A. and Christine (Baer) Winschel.

Ellinor married Cletus W. Balsman on November 18, 1944.  He preceded her in death on February 8, 1971.  On October 20, 1973, Ellinor married Leo J. Miederhoff.  He preceded her in death on May 5, 2016.

Ellinor was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and many organizations: Ladies of Charity, American Legion Post 133 Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, V.F.W. Auxiliary and St. Vincent’s Choir for 40 years.

Survivors include her daughter: Betty Jean Adams of Naples, FL;  two sons, Larry (Faye) Balsman of Chesterfield; Jerry (Diana) Balsman of Jackson; son-in-law, Terry Huggins of Ballwin; step-sons, Terry (Kaye) Miederhoff of Perryville and Timothy Miederhoff of Richmond, Ind. and step-daughter, Judy (Lou) Steinhauser of St. Louis; three sisters, Harriet  Schnurbusch of St. Louis and Connie  Cook of Skokie, Ill.; and Gladys  Schnurbusch of St. Louis;  one brother, Eugene  Winschel of St. Louis; eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by both husbands, parents, one daughter, Glenda Huggins; and   three sisters: Delphine Geringer, Carol Winschel and Kathy Bates.  Visitation will be on Friday, July 12 at Ford & Young Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 6:30 - 9:30 a.m. with Rosary at 8:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Burial will be at St. Maurus Catholic Cemetery in Biehle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools.

Online condolences may be made at www.fordandyoungfuneralhome.com.

Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.