Jacqueline Jean Eifert, age 72, of Lincoln, Missouri, passed away, Tuesday evening, October 1, 2013, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. She was born in Stover, Missouri, on May 10, 1941, the daughter of Melvin O. and Paula M. Fischer.
She grew up in Morgan County, Missouri, and attended St. Paul's Lutheran Elementary School in Stover, and graduated from Stover High School in the class of 1959. On February 24, 1962, she was united in marriage to Donald Lee Eifert at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stover. Following their marriage they made their home on a farm near Lincoln, Missouri. Unto this union one daughter and two sons were born.
Jackie was a devoted wife and mother, working beside her husband, to raise their family and carry out the many duties of a farm family. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her flowers. She loved her children and spending time with her grandchildren, and was always on the sidelines for many of their school and community activities. And on many weekends she could be found making her way through the local "garage sales" looking for that special bargain. She was a member of the Red Hat ladies society and looked forward to their gathering for good food and good fellowship. For the last several years she was employed as a school bus driver and class room assistant for many of the special needs students at the Benton County R-2 School in Lincoln. Jackie was baptized at home on the day of her birth and was confirmed in 1955 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stover. She was a faithful member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lincoln, Missouri, serving many roles in the activities of the church for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, on July 21, 2008, her parents, and an infant brother, Melvin.
She is survived by one daughter, Rhonda Monnig, and her husband, Rick, of Salisbury, Missouri; and two sons: Mark Eifert, of Lincoln, and Gary Eifert, and his wife, Becky, of Cole Camp, Missouri. She also leaves five grandchildren: Allison Dady, and her husband, Chris, of Salisbury, Missouri, Kristin Monnig, Megan Monnig, Grant Eifert, and Gracyn Eifert; and one great-grandchild, Carson Dady; three sisters: Beverly Schroeder, and her husband, Rev. Wayne Schroeder, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Barbara Hohman, and her husband, Thom, of Eagle, Nebraska, and Sheryl Heisterberg, and her husband, Lloyd, of Sedalia, Missouri, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Lincoln, Missouri, with Pastor Leonard Poppe officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian Eifert, Wesley Eifert, Willard Gerken, Fred Gruhn, Junior Schumacher, and Joe Reser. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Allison Dady, Kristin Monnig, Megan Monnig, Grant Eifert, Gracyn Eifert, and Carson Dady.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday evening, October 4th, a the Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln, Missouri, with a Prayer Service at 8:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries in care of the funeral home.