Imogene Mary Jokerst of Ste. Genevieve died on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. She was 87 years old.
She was born February 25, 1932 in Perryville, a daughter of Melvin Hennemann Sr. and Emma (Boxdorfer) Hennemann.
She was married to Earl F. Jokerst on June 27, 1953, and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by three daughters, Geralyn Vaeth of Ste. Genevieve, Celeste Lacy and her husband Mike of Pensacola, Florida, Clare Schilly of Ste. Genevieve; one son, Gary W. Jokerst and his wife Mary Beth of Ste. Genevieve; one sister-in-law, Joyce Hennemann of Ste. Genevieve; four sisters, Patricia Huber of Perryville, Laverne Mehner and her husband Wilfred of Ste. Genevieve, L’Wana Harlan and her husband Ron of Birmingham, Alabama, Mary Jane Raniszeski and her husband Jerry of St. Charles; three brothers, Kenny Hennemann of Perryville, Melvin Hennemann Jr. and his wife Sandy of Springfield, Missouri, Steve Hennemann and his wife Kathy of Gilbert, Arizona; one brother-in-law, Warren Bequette of Granite City, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Sloman and her husband Chad, Jennifer Roth and her husband Dewayne, Erin Flannigan and her husband Derrick, Meagan Lacy, Danielle McKay and her husband Tim, Jessica Hunter and her husband Shad, Koltyn Schilly, Braden Smith; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son-in-law, John Vaeth; one brother, James Hennemann; one sister, Virginia Wood and her husband Earl; three sisters-in-law, Rosella “Sis” Hennemann, Marie Otte and her husband Edgar E., Zita Bequette; and one brother-in-law, Dale Huber.
She graduated from St. Vincent High School in Perryville at the top of her class. She worked at the Miraculous Medal after high school.
She was a member of VFW Auxiliary and served as Boy Scout Den Mother for many years. She had a home day care for many years and worked at E & G Home Bakery. She loved meeting people and spending time with her customers. Her hobbies included crocheting and embroidering, fishing, gardening and canning.
Funeral services were Monday, May 6, at the Church of Ste. Genevieve. Rev. Edward Nemeth officiated. Burial was at Valle Spring Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis or Reading Express.