Elaine May Woelfert

Elaine May Woelfert

July 25, 1936 - January 03, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri

Woelfert, Elaine (nee Ruder) ; On Thursday January 3, 2019, age 82. Beloved wife of the late Eugene Woelfert; dear mother of Karen ( Buddy) Carson, loving Fiance of Donald Harr; Our dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Elaine was born in St. Louis, MO on July 25th, 1936. She graduated from Affton High School in 1954 and worked as a bank teller at the Gravois/Mercantile Bank until her retirement. Elaine married Eugene Woelfert on August 11, 1956 and they were married for over 37 years until his death on February 12, 1994. Later, she met Donald "Don" Harr and they were engaged since September of 1997. Elaine enjoyed the times with her large family; she enjoyed camping and travel and going on bus trips and theatre shows; enjoyed her Mother-Daughter days going to the movies and shopping--especially Kimmswick. She has always had a love of Beagle dogs and she collected them. Cricket will be buried with Elaine and Lexie will stay with Don. Karen said, "I had wonderful parents. I was raised right, had a happy childhood filled with fun and memories. Mom and Dad, and then Mom and Don lived next door to me and we visited often. We enjoyed my friends and hanging out in my back yard." Elaine really loved her son-in-law, Buddy. She was the only Mom he ever knew. She loved hearing about his adventures as an OTR truck driver and was always waiting to welcome him home, with hugs and kisses and even tears of joy that he made it home safely. She was a Mom for one and a Mom for everyone.

Services: Visitation Sunday, January 6, 4-8 pm at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS FUNERAL HOME (South County), 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. (63129). Visitation and funeral Monday January 7, 2019 10 am until service time 12 noon at St. Lucas UCC Church, 11735 Denny Rd. (63126). Interment St. Lucas UCC Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to ASPCA, Hanley Rd. are appreciated.



January 06, 2019 Sunday
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County Chapel
4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. St.Louis, MO 63129

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January 07, 2019, Monday
12:00 pm -
St. Lucas UCC
11735 Denny Rd. St. Louis, Missouri 63126

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Elaine was a very special and beautiful woman she brought sunshine were ever she went. I will miss her I seen her every week for 19 yrs
-Luanne west

Elaine was a very dear & special friend. She always had a great smile & brought a smile to everyone’s face. One of my most memorable events was the week that we drove to Branson for a week. We were up at 8am, had breakfast out & shopped every small shop on 76 Blvd from one end to the other! We had lunch & dinner out & wouldn’t return to our hotel till after 10pm exhausted. She had said it was the first trip ever without her after or Gene. We talked much about that trip. We both had enjoyed it very much! She will be missed dearly!
-Lou Ann Leith

Never really got to know her but she was a beautiful person the few times I was with her I also remember her from Gravois Mercantile she will be missed by all God Bless all of Families
-Jackie Smith

Karen, sorry for this terrible loss. Your mother was always happy and classy. Hugs. RIP Elaine.
-Carol Tighe

Dear Karen, Dale and I want to send our deepest condolences to you and your family and to Don. Your mother was a beautiful person. She always had a smile and a hello on Sundays at church. Don and your mom always took the time to ask how we were doing. She will be missed so very much. If you need anything please let us know. Even if it's just hug, I have plenty of those. God Bless you and Buddy and Don. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
-Eva Tempinson

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