Patsy Ruth Burkemper

A Mass of Christian Burial for Patsy Ruth Burkemper of Old Monroe, MO will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church near Old Monroe.  Father Richard Rath, church pastor, and Fr. Donald Schramm, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, will officiate in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Evan Burkemper, Bailey Burkemper, Connor Burkemper, Owen Burkemper, Giovanni Gradellini and John Bauer.

Mrs. Burkemper, 80, passed away Friday afternoon, November 2, 2018 at her home near Old Monroe.  Born October 22, 1938 in Cape Girardeau, MO she was the daughter of Albert Frank and Arleva Virginia Davis Baldwin.  Pat was a 1957 graduate of McKinley High School.  She was united in marriage on May 14, 1960 in Old Monroe to Delbert Joseph “Duck” Burkemper.  This union was blessed with five children: Bruce, Roger, Angie, Brad and Rodney.  Having a love for her community, Pat served on the Eastern Missouri Federal Grand Jury 1988-1989 and at election polls.  She volunteered for the Old Monroe Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered at the Immaculate Conception Church and School.  Pat and Duck also served as the equipment managers for the Old Monroe Ballpark.  She worked as a retail clerk at Harke’s Shoppe for over twenty years.  Pat was a loving homemaker. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Arleva Baldwin; one brother, Terry Baldwin; and her beloved husband of nearly 49 years, Duck Burkemper, who died March 16, 2009.

Survivors include her children: Bruce Burkemper and his wife, Lori, of Old Monroe, Roger Burkemper, also of Old Monroe, Angie Burkemper of St. Charles, MO, Brad Burkemper and his wife, Lorie, also of St. Charles, and Rodney Burkemper and his wife, Michelle, of Old Monroe; eleven grandchildren: Nicole, Jane, Evan, Katie, Rachael, Bailey, Connor, Breana, Avery, Owen and Bennett; and one great-grandchild, Isabelle; and five (foreign exchange) grandchildren: Pablo Pomares of Spain, Giovanni Gradellini of Italy, Rachel Beerens of Netherlands, Marta Zarzuella of Spain and Rosa Weisenhorn of Germany.  Pat also leaves three brothers: Vince Dabbs and his wife, Carol, of Columbia, IL, Frank Baldwin and companion, Vera, of Washington, MO and Alan Baldwin and his wife, Sherry, also of Washington; three sisters-in-law: Debbie Baldwin of Hillsboro, MO, Dorothy Burkemper of O’Fallon, MO and Genevieve Bauer of O’Fallon; one brother-in-law, Ozzie Maher of O’Fallon; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and again from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (or) IC Building Fund in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389.