Edna M. Yanczer

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Yanczer, Edna M. Embraced life from December 10, 1926 - February 6, 2014. Beloved and devoted wife of 63 years to Peter F. Yanczer. Beloved and cherished mother to Karen and Kate Yanczer, son Ken (wife Ruth and her children Brad and Kelsey). Cherished Sis sister in- law of Uncle Frank Yanczer and dearest and cherished cousin to Rosie Rosalie Yanczer. Edna and Peter's love story began in 1949. Edna needed her Radio Dial Fixed and Peter was recommended by a friend. After one fix and no charge for the service call, Peter asked Edna out on their first date to the SS Admiral. Edna and Peter were married 13 months later. Edna would tell you she married her equal back then something not normally said, but Edna was ahead of her time. Edna and Peter raised their three children in the Webster Groves School District, where Edna a born leader and consummate volunteer championed every cause she worked on. Edna was active in the Parents Teacher Association and Webster Groves Mother's Club. She supported and worked in each Webster Groves Tax Levy and School Bond Issue to better the education for the children. Edna was a member and leader of the Girl Scouts and taught classes to Girl Scouts earning badge work. Edna was a reader of anything factual the US History and medicine was of interest to her. She said she loved learning and could recite the US Constitution. Edna encouraged each child to read and study books. Edna knew the children are our future and stated to everyone to help all children read Even if it is a comic book, get them to read. Edna was responsible for and led the neighborhood watch program and received the citizen of the year award for her leadership and work efforts with parents, families and the local police departments. Edna was busy, productive and positive and said that you must contribute back to society in a positive way. Edna said you are making your history now. Edna was a member of League of Women Voters and the Clayton and Jefferson Township Republican Women's Club. An active volunteer in Missouri State and Local politics and Legislative process. Edna was constructive and disciplined and everyone could depend on her. She lived every day to the fullest and still found time for her interests in gardening, sitting outside in the summer heat on the front porch, relaxing with a good book, talking with her friends Shirley, Rosie, Jessie and Maryann solving all the world problems, listening to the sounds of the Webster Kirkwood trains and travelling to Europe and across the US with Peter, Karen and Kate visiting friends of the family made throughout the years. Edna loved Peter and the busy life they shared raising their children, and the busy never stopped. Edna is missed dearly by all those that knew her. Her vibrant life and full smile will remain in the hearts of her family, and friends. Edna touched many lives in only positive ways. Edna was a doer and proud of it. If you knew Edna you would hear her say Love, Love, at the end of each meeting or conversation. The love she spread will be dearly remembered and in our hearts forever. She was a role model, a champion and a class act to her family and friends. Services: Funeral services were private through BOPP Chapel in Kirkwood, MO. www.boppchapel.com

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Mar. 30, 2014