Edna L. “Monk” Bruckerhoff of St. Mary died on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, At Ste. Genevieve Care Center. She was 94 years old.
She was born September 3, 1924 in Belgique, Missouri, a daughter of Simon Moll and Hazel Ann (Miller) Moll.
She was married to William “Willie” J. Bruckerhoff Sr. on November 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by three daughters, Virginia Moore of St. Mary, Betty Stennett of St. Mary, Clara Mertz of St. Louis; two sons, Clyde Bruckerhoff of St. Mary, James Bruckerhoff of St. Mary; one sister, Dorothy Linderer of Ste. Genevieve; one brother, Leonard Moll and his wife Gladys of St. Mary; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five sons, Vernon Bruckerhoff, William “Billy Joe” Bruckerhoff Jr., Francis Bruckerhoff, Anthony Bruckerhoff, Johnny Bruckerhoff; two daughters, Deborah Denninger, Velma Bruckerhoff; one son-in-law, Earl Moore; one brother, Roy Lee Moll; and two grandchildren, Robert Mertz and Jon Bruckerhoff.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in St. Mary, Ladies Sodality at the church and a lifetime member of the Country Music Associates. She had attended Thompson School in St. Mary. She loved to spend time gardening; cooking and canning; and being with her children, grandchildren and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, August 3, at Basler Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve. Monsignor Jeffrey Knight officiated. Burial was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in St. Mary. Basler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.