Fern Geneva (Gillette) Jaeger (1921 - 2016)

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Fern Geneva Jaeger, 94, passed away on January 24, 2016 at Boone Hospital Center after a short illness. A celebration of Fern's life will be held on March 26, 2016 at Davis Funeral Home at 11 a.m. The family will receive visitors from 10 to 11 a.m. A private family burial will be held at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville.
Fern Geneva Gillette Jaeger was born on November 16, 1921, to Thomas and Geneva Gillette in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended school in St. Louis, Mo. Fern married Elmer Jaeger of Boonville, Missouri on August 29, 1942 and they were married for 72 years before Elmer's passing on April 4, 2014. Fern was a homemaker while raising their four children on the family farm and supporting her husband. Her family was her life and the Jaeger home was the gathering place for years of family activities. Fern was a gifted seamstress who loved sewing for all the females in her life! She was a "city girl" who adapted well to country life and was always willing to go fishing and ice skating with her children, and in later years with her grandchildren. She had many talents and hobbies which included cooking, pottery, knitting, playing cards, reading and making beautiful beaded Christmas ornaments. Being from St. Louis, Fern had one major passion which was the St. Louis Cardinals! She enjoyed watching their games on television her entire life and was always a loyal and supportive fan. Fern was especially fond of animals and her pets brought much joy to her life.
Fern was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Jaeger; her parents, Thomas and Geneva Gillette; one brother, Tom Gillette, Jr.; and one grandson, Kirk Lang.
Fern is survived by her children: Sherry Lang and husband Kenny of New Franklin, Missouri; Larry Jaeger and wife Connie of Kingwood, Texas; Tom Jaeger and Gail Thomason of Fort Collins, Colorado; and Wayne (Skip) Jaeger and wife Pam of Boonville, Missouri. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Chris Jaeger, Jennifer Karp, Kevin Lang, Kurt Lang, Joel Jaeger, Julie Jaeger, Kelly Morris, Kim Walker and Angela Havens and 17 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Community Foundation CM (New Hope Animal Shelter building project) or the Boonslick Regional Library (building fund).
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Davis Funeral Chapel Inc
1397 W Ashley Rd
Boonville, MO 65233
(660) 882-3381
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Published in Boonville Daily News from Mar. 23 to Mar. 30, 2016
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