Mary Elizabeth Pachlhofer Reidle

Mary Elizabeth Pachlhofer Reidle passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon, where she had resided since moving from the home farm near Verona, Missouri, in 2008.
Mary was born January 2, 1922, at home near Verona.  She was the daughter of John Adolf and Theresa (Young) Pachlhofer.  Mary grew up in the Verona and Aurora areas and graduated from Aurora High School.  She married Paul Amil Reidle on October 13, 1942, in Portland, Maine, where Paul was stationed while in the Navy.  They returned to the area and established their farm north of Verona where they resided until Paul’s death.
Mary loved gardening and was especially fond of her flowers.  She was a member of the Verona Garden Club.  Each summer she would raise a variety of vegetables to can or freeze, and to share with many others.
Mary was the last survivor of her Pachlhofer generation, preceded in death by her parents, husband, Paul, and siblings, Anthony, Leo, Sr. Theresa, Paul, Margaret, Frank and Rose.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, Mary Ann Evans-Patrick, Don Evans, Paula Pachlhofer North, Joe P. Pachlhofer, Dorothy Pachlhofer Matalunas, Barbara Pachlhofer Crowson, Donna Pachlhofer Holt, Linda Pachlhofer Lindsey, Regina Pachlhofer Marshall, Peter Pachlhofer, Julie Reidle Ruscha, Gary Reidle, Mike Reidle, Bruce Turpin, Steve Turpin, and Sandy Turpin.  In addition, she was adored as Aunt Mary by great-nieces Carmen Green, Cara Christman, Amy Evans and great-nephew John Evans.
Mary and Paul Reidle were long-time members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Verona, where Mary had been baptized.  Later Mary attended St. Suzanne Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Cheryl Williams and all the staff of Lawrence County Manor for their compassionate care and respect for our “Aunt Mary.”
A visitation, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, was held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the St. Suzanne Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon with a funeral mass that followed at 10:00 a.m.  Burial followed at the Calvary Cemetery in Verona, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of the funeral home.
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