Joan J. Oberjuerge, 83, of Highland, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
She was born on Monday, June 13, 1932, in St. Louis, the daughter of Walter W. and Anna (nee Jedicke) Oberjuerge.
Joan was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was also a member of the Women’s Connection in Highland and the Women’s Book Club in Highland.
Miss Oberjuerge was born in St. Louis. In the mid-1950s she graduated from Washington University with a degree in French Literature. She and her family moved to Florida, where she attended the University of Florida and obtained her teaching certificate. She taught second grade in Broward County, Fla., for more than 20 years. She enjoyed traveling during the summers. After her retirement, she traveled to Italy and all of Europe. She moved to Highland in 2008. She was an avid reader, loved the beach and played tennis. She was also a patron of the arts who loved collecting art and making beautiful needlepoint designs.
Survivors include cousins, Kimberly H. Rose of Highland, Daniel G. Hanning of Alvin, Texas; Kimberly H. (John) Rose of Highland, Sherrill Jay (husband, Wm. W. Grace) Hausman of Hermann, Mo.; Paige Hanning Kane of Andover, Md.; and Gregory G. (Debra) Hausman of Hermann, Mo.; cousins she treated as grandchildren, Jonathan G. Rose, Adam E. (fiancée, Emily Lucia) Rose, Jacob W. Rose, Timothy G. Rose, Joshua A. Weinberg, Jon D. Weinberg, Alexander Trenblay, Gregory S. (Taylor) Hausman, Steven G. Hausman and William D. Hausman.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter W. Oberjuerge, and mother, Anna Oberjuerge (nee Jedicke).
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
A private graveside service will be held Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at St. Paul Cemetery in Bay, Mo., with the Rev. Christopher W. Hill, Senior Pastor, Highland, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.