Mae F. (Warden) Peipert, 92, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at home, surrounded by her family.
Mae was born March 25, 1923, in Clinton, Ky., to the late Henry and Edna (Dowdy) Warden.
Mae’s family moved to the Alton area in 1924. She was a member of the Alton Drum & Bugle Corps and a pitcher for the Alton softball league at Hellrung Park. She later worked at The Frosted Malt Shop and at Winchester-Western (Olin), where she packed ammunition during World War II. Mae also held a cosmetology license and was employed until her marriage to Bernard L. Peipert Sr. Sept. 30, 1944, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Alton. Mae was an avid gardener, a woman of strong faith, and she dedicated her life to caring for her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mae is survived by two daughters, Shelly Peipert and Jill (and Steve) Wegescheide; two daughter-in-laws, Nancy (and Denis) Wendle and Becky (and Karry) Wilson; nine grandchildren, Devin (and Victoria) Peipert, Molly Peipert, Adam (and Brooke Lobb) Peipert, Monica (and Eric) Emde, Scott (and Leslie) Peipert, Elizabeth Peipert, Maggie (and Scott) Monahan, Matthew Wegescheide and Andy Wegescheide; and four great-grandchildren, Hazel Peipert, Tucker Emde, Mazie Emde and William Monahan.
Mae was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Henry; and her two sisters, Marie McGovern and Dorothy Johnson. Mae is also preceded by her daughter, Mary Ellen; her four sons, John, Larry, Benny and Mark; and her daughter-in-law, Rosemary (Adams/Peipert) Gaston.
Visitation and services were Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey; Father Steve Pohlman was celebrant. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Godfrey.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gateway Hemophilia Foundation, 14248 F Manchester Road, PMB No. 310, Manchester, MO 63011; (314) 482-5973
Staten Fine Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Online tributes and guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com.