Obituary for Mae Emma Westhues, 101

October 17,1917 To December 25,2018,

Visitation
10-11 AM, Friday, December 28, 2018 at Salem Lutheran Church in Forest Green, MO

Funeral Services
11 AM, Friday, December 28, 2018 at Salem Lutheran Church in Forest Green, MO

Interment
Washington Cemetery - Glasgow, MO

Memorials
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Salem Lutheran Church

Glasgow resident, Mae Emma Westhues passed away peacefully at Glasgow Gardens, on Christmas day, December 25, 2018. She was 101 years of age. Mae Emma Westhues was born October 17, 1917 in Forest Green, MO, the daughter of Fardy and Emilie (Sander) Sanders. She attended elementary school at Salem Lutheran. On October 26, 1938, Mae Emma married the love of her life, George Henry Westhues, at St. Mary’s Church in Glasgow. Together they enjoyed nearly 57 years of marriage, until Henry preceded her in death on February 18, 1995. Mae Emma worked as a salesperson for Henry’s Clothing in Glasgow for a number of years but was primarily a homemaker, tending to the family home and farm. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and the Howard County Extension Club for many years. Mae Emma enjoyed baking and sewing, and loved spending time and visiting with her family. Survivors include her daughter, Jeanne (Tom) Hodges, of St. Charles, MO; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Mae Emma was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jonell Westhues; grandson, Darin Westhues; three brothers, Estill, Harvey and Willard Sanders; five sisters, Alverda Rohwer, Marie Westhues, Naomi Lilly, Fern Ames and Elaine Adams. A funeral service honoring the life of Mrs. Westhues will be 11 AM, Friday, December 28, 2018 at Salem Lutheran Church in Forest Green, MO, with Pastor Noah Burgdorf officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow the service at Washington Cemetery in Glasgow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Salem Lutheran Church or Special Olympics of St. Louis. Final arrangements were under the direction of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service of Glasgow.