Emma Isabelle Class
1918 - 2013
Emma Isabelle “Emmabelle” (Allen) Class, 94, of Boonville, MO passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at her home.
She was born April 10, 1918 in McGirk, MO the daughter of Christopher T. “Judge” and Jeanette Susan ”Nettie” (Glenn) Allen both of whom preceded her in death.
Emmabelle graduated from McGirk School.
She was baptized in 1933 at the McGirk Baptist Church and then joined Pisgah Baptist Church in 1950.
She was married to Carl Albert Class in California, MO on December 14, 1940 and he preceded her in death on October 9, 1989.
Emmabelle was a homemaker. She enjoyed family history, family reunions and her artwork.
She is survived by one son, Carl “Bud” (Virginia) Class of Prairie Home, MO; six daughters, Alice Hibdon, Ruby (Kenneth) Connell, Barbara (Robert) Thoma all of Boonville, MO, Wilma Hogrefe of Jefferson City, MO, Judy (Charley) Shoemaker of Clarksburg, MO, Donna (Glenn) Frieling of Bunceton, MO; one sister, Martha (George) Rosson of Phoenix, AZ; one sister-in-law, Hazel Lee Allen of St. Louis; one brother-in-law, Donald Foster of Ashdown, AR; 12 grandchildren, Wanda Hogrefe, Tami Hogrefe Spears, Roxanne Hogrefe, Rachel Hogrefe Hoff, Christopher Class, Jonathan Class, Amy Connell, Rebecca Shoemaker Mickels, Susan Shoemaker Summers, Derek Frieling, Kevin Frieling and Jillian Thoma; 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Virgil “Spieg” Allen and Clifford Thurman “Tim” Allen; two sisters, Gladys Pearl Welch and Wanda Jean Heinen; one son-in-law, George Hibdon; three grandchildren, John and Joseph Hogrefe and Patricia Hogrefe Curtright.
Funeral services were held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Pisgah Baptist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Walter Wood and Rev. Don Wood. Burial was at the Pisgah Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Pisgah Baptist Church C/O Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St, California, MO 65018.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO.
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