Doris E. Saupe


Doris Elizabeth Saupe, 75, of Shawneetown, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2023, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
She was born June 10, 1947, near Friedheim, Missouri, to Edgar and Lucille Kirn Wibbenmeyer. Doris was baptized and confirmed at St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle. She was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School.
Doris and Glenn Elmer Saupe were married July 17, 1970, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shawneetown. After their marriage, Doris became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid.
While Doris and Glenn were raising their family on the Saupe family farm near Shawneetown, Doris fully devoted her time to being a wife, mother, and homemaker. She worked at the Hosiery Mill in Jackson, as a cook at the Country Kettle and the Fruitland Auction Barn.
Doris enjoyed sewing, gardening, and taking rides with Glenn on their four-wheeler in the evening. Many people will remember Doris’s delicious homemade bread pudding.

Loving survivors include four children, Melissa (Bryan) Harris of Cape Girardeau, Weldon (Laura) Saupe of Jackson, Kevin (Tabitha) Saupe of Jackson, and Wayne (Natalie) Saupe of Jackson; nine grandchildren, Emily and Elsie Harris, Blake and Jake Saupe, Jacob and Levi Shelton, Lily Saupe, Kendall and Flynn Saupe; a grandson expected any day; a brother Norman Wibbenmeyer of Gatesville, Texas, two sisters, Donna (the late David) Seabaugh of Friedheim, and Bernice (Steve) Niermann of Chester, Illinois; sister-in-law, Doris (Mel) Schmidt of Cape Girardeau; and many nieces and nephews.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Glenn Saupe; her parents; and sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Cecil) Turner and Charlotte (Bob) Hecht,
Visitation is from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 10 a.m. to service time, Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shawneetown.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 13, 2023, at the church, with the Rev. Virgil Kelm officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund (Shawneetown) or the donor’s choice of church or charity.
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