Lela Rose Buerck, 98, of Perryville passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
She was born Dec. 5, 1922 in Perry County to Thomas A. and Ida (Krieger) Buchheit.
She and William A. Buerck were married Oct. 1, 1949 at Church of the Assumption in Perryville, Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2002.
She retired from International Shoe Co. in 1987.
She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Lela was always happy in her home where she enjoyed taking care of her yard and planting her many beautiful flowers. She loved her family very much and truly enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they were the joy of her life.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy (Ken) Gibbar and Ginny (Jim) Moll both of Perryville; one son, Gerry (Mona) Gebauer of Alton, Ill.; seven sisters and brothers, Zita Brancio of Arvada, Colo., Ronnie (Barb) Buchheit of High Ridge, Tommy (Carol) Buchheit of Benton, Ky, Betty Nahlik of Arnold, Paul (Judy) Buchheit of Camdenton, Patty (Linnie) Vogel of Arnold, Chauncey (Joyce) Buchheit of St. Louis; a sister-in-law, Julie Buchheit; eight grandchildren, Abby Gibbar, Zachary (Lisa) Gibbar, Brittany (Jeff) Wehner, Haley (Brent) Kell, Chelsea (Ryan) Wegener, Dylan (Cristen) Moll, Eve Williamson, Lauren (Ryan) Mitchell; and ten great-grandchildren, Ella and Will Gibbar, Eli and Beckett Wehner, Alexa, Brendyn and Caden Wegener, Norah Moll, James Williamson and Trevor Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five brothers, Roy, Elmer, Gib, Percy, and Dennis Buchheit; and a sister, Eunice Schott.
Visitation will be 9:30-11:30 am on Thursday, Feb.18, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 am on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 with the Rev. Rich Wehrmeyer C.M. officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Masses or St. Vincent School System.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandyoungfuneralhome.com. Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.