Friday, July 15, 2016

Obituary - Alvena V. (Schallert) Linenberger

Alvena V. (Schallert) Linenberger
The FUNERAL MASS for Mrs. Linenberger will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

OFFICIATING will be Father Tom Hermes .

THE ROSARY AND VISITATION will be at the church preceding the Funeral Mass on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 with the ROSARY being said at 9:00 a.m. followed by VISITATION at 9:30-10:00 a.m.

INTERMENT will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery Montrose, Missouri.

The family suggests any MEMORIAL donations be given to St. Mary’s Cemetery .

Web site location: www.hillandson.net
Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Missouri
Alvena Victoria (Schallert) Linenberger, daughter of Gottlieb and Agnes (Dampf) Schallert, was born July 8, 1922 in Montrose, MO. She was the fourth of seven children. Alvena departed this life peacefully at Medicalodge of Butler, MO, on July 15, 2016.

Alvena’s life span of 94 years took her through many experiences. As a young girl and woman growing up in the 1920s and 30s, her world centered on the home. She learned how to cook, clean, and sew. With the outbreak of World War II, all four of Alvena’s brothers were called to serve their country. During this period Alvena took over their duties, helping with the farm chores. Times were not easy. However, toward the end of the war, Alvena’s life was to change forever.

She met a war buddy of her brother “Clip.” This outgoing, talkative, handsome young man in uniform swept her off her feet. Opposites do attract, and on October 1, 1945 she married Elmer Linenberger. To this union four children were born: Phyllis, Danny, Vicki, and Ted. Throughout their 67 years together Elmer and Alvena lived in Washington, KS, (Elmer’s home town), Kansas City, MO, Montrose, MO, and Deepwater, MO.

Alvena was an excellent homemaker, mother, and life time partner. She belonged to Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose, MO. She was active in the Altar Sodality and St. Mary’s P.T.O. Alvena was bookkeeper for over 30 years for the St. Mary’s Cemetery Committee. For enjoyment, she quilted and did embroidery. Alvena and Elmer enjoyed many years traveling the USA. They spent 10 years wintering in Texas with Alvena’s sister and brother-in-law Pat and Elton Cook.

In 1980 they built their country dream home. Alvena and Elmer enjoyed watching birds, deer, and turkey from their front porch and kitchen bay windows. Many evenings were spent playing cards at the kitchen table with family and friends.

Their lives ended together on August 10, 2013. After a hard battle Elmer lost his life to cancer. Alvena led a quiet life after his passing and her health was failing. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren always knew she loved them, but knew it was time to be reunited with her loving husband.

Alvena was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Magdelene, Bernard (Helen), Maurice (Lucille), Cletus “Clip” (Waneta), Lawrence (Beverly), and brother-in-law Elton Cook, beloved Linenberger in-laws, spouses, nieces, and nephews.

Survivors include her four children: Phyllis Sickman (Rick Jackson), Danny Linenberger, Vicki Westhusing (Dale), and Ted Linenberger; grandchildren: Shelley Dominguez (Jeff), Todd Sickman, Greg Westhusing, Phil Westhusing (Angie), Andy Westhusing, Dr. Kim Cortes-Gurule (Joseph), John Linenberger, and Katie Hilty (Mason); great-grandchildren: Lola Westhusing, Evey Dominguez, Austin and Brody Westhusing, and Wyatt Hilty; sister, Pat Cook; brothers and sisters-in-law: Edna Moore, Jack (Bonnie) Linenberger, Agnes Marsteller (Ray), and Phil Linenberger as well as a host of family and friends.