Elsie Mae Wieda of Sullivan, MO, departed this life in Sullivan on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, having reached the age of ninety years, two months and twenty-nine days. Elsie was born in Lonedell, MO, on April 8, 1919, daughter of Rube Hults and Rosa Hults nee Bailey. On January 28, 1939, Elsie was united in marriage to Paul Rowden and two children came to bless this union. On August 25, 1951, she was united in marriage to Silas Carol Wieda, known to most as Mann, and two children came to bless this union.
Elsie is survived by two sons, Ronald Rowden and wife, Sandy, of Stanton, MO and Robert Wieda of Oroville, CA; by two daughters, Gale Dickens and husband, Bill, of Sullivan and Karen Rowland and husband, Lee, of Hoffmann Estates, IL; by one sister, Edna Reed and friend, Claude Brown, of St. Clair; by seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, one brother-in-law, two sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great, great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, Rube and Rosa Hults; by her husband, Paul Rowden; by her husband, Mann Wieda; by six brothers, Wilbert, Edgar, Evert, Andrew, Elmer and Emery Hults; and by one grandchild, Ashley Dickens.
Elsie was a Christian and a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan. During her working years, she was employed as a dispatcher for Sullivan Police Department. She was a fifty year plus member of the Order of Eastern Star, Sullivan Chapter #105. She enjoyed many hobbies and interests during her life, but quilting was her favorite. Other pastimes included camping, fishing and listening to Mann play music. She was a talented cook and she loved making dinner for her family. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy and she cherished the time they shared.
A devoted and loving mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, great, great-great and great-great-great aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Charles Idleman officiating. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery in Lonedell, MO. Memorias may be made to the American Diabetes Association.