Mae Maurine (Long) Rahmeyer, age 86, of Vandalia, formerly of Mexico, passed away peacefully with family at her side at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Mo.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 11 a.m. until service time at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico, Mo.
A service was held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.
Officiating was the Rev. Bob Hoehn and the Rev. Terry Kukuk.
Music was provided by selected favorite hymns.
Interment was in the East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be J.H. Long, Christopher Neale, Larry Wheeler, Gerald Chaney, Jim Mac Elzea, and Don Hoover.
Mae Maurine (Long) Rahmeyer was born on August 28, 1927 in Centralia, Mo., the seventh child of Hollis Neill and Willie Gee (Davis) Long.
She married Charles William Rahmeyer on November 7, 1948 in Centralia; he preceded her in death on October 24, 1996. Having grown up in Millersburg, Mo., Maurine attended Centralia schools and graduated high school with the class of 1946. After high school she worked at the Wilson Drug Store in Centralia and the Kroger Store in Mexico before marrying Charles W. Rahmeyer on November 7, 1948. They lived in Mexico and raised two sons, Gary and Kenny.
In November 1983, they moved to Vandalia after purchasing Waters Funeral Home. Maurine obtained her Missouri Funeral Director’s license and assisted Charles with the funeral business until his death in 1996.
Upon her retirement in 1997, she returned to Mexico where she lived for over 16 years Just recently she moved back to Vandalia as a resident of Tri-County Care Center.
Maurine was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico for 60 years and enjoyed many activities, including gardening, traveling and attending country music shows with her best friend, Evelyn Brown and watching Cardinal baseball. She also enjoyed daily fellowship at the Mexico Senior Center. Survivors include two sons, Gary W. and wife, Melodie A. Rahmeyer of Vandalia; Kenny W. Rahmeyer of Austin, Texas; she is also survived by a loving family of many nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles; four brothers, Harold Long, Lescoe Long, Howard Long, and John R. “Bob” Long; two sisters Dorothy Renow and Nathalie Rodebaugh. Memorials are encouraged to Tri-County Care Center, 601 N. Galloway Road, Vandalia, Mo. 63382.