Armenia Engelmeyer passed away this past Sunday. She was a member of our community at St. Rose and sang in the choir.
Her Funeral Mass will be sung (Requiem Mass) on Friday, February 4th at 10 am at St. Rose followed by her burial at Calvary cemetery. A luncheon will be served in the hall after the burial.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. At 7 pm the Rosary will be said by the Legion of Mary.
The 12:10 pm Mass is canceled on Friday. However, there will be a 6 pm Mass on account of First Friday.
Please pray for the repose of her soul. Requiescat in pace!
Armenia "Mimi" Engelmeyer, 75, of 6235 N. 45th St., Quincy, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 30, 2011) in Blessing Hospital.
She was born May 31, 1935, in St. Louis, a daughter of Albert and Anna Sunderlik Venditti. On Aug. 25, 1956, she married John Engelmeyer in Ilasco, Mo. He survives.
Mimi attended school in Ilasco and graduated from St. Mary Hospital School of Nursing in Quincy. She was a registered nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham, St. Mary Hospital, Blessing Hospital, the Illinois Veterans Home and Quinsippi Nursing Center.
She organized the first library at St. Mary's School in Quincy. Mimi was a den mother for Cub Scouts when her children were young. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, where she sang in the choir, and St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. She had been an active member of the Legion of Mary for 15 years.
Mimi was also a board member of the Ilasco Holy Cross Chapel Association and a life-time charter member of the Ilasco Area Historical Preservation Society.
Mimi was a devoted grandmother who followed her grandchildren's activities in both music and sports. She enjoyed watching and feeding the birds at her home in rural Quincy and reading novels. She and John enjoyed traveling together.
In addition to her husband, survivors include four children, Greg (Diana) Engelmeyer of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ann (David) Ipsen of Denver, Colo., John A. Engelmeyer of Quincy, and Mark (Tina) Engelmeyer of Daphne, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Jenna and Mark Engelmeyer of Pittsburgh, Jeff and Todd Ipsen of Denver, Katie, Luke and Joseph Engelmeyer of Quincy, Kylie and Nicole Engelmeyer of Daphne; and a nephew, Michael Amberg of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Mary Frances Amberg.
SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Friday prayers in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima, with the Rev. Arnaud Devillers conducting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with a 7 p.m. rosary by the Legion of Mary.
MEMORIALS: Birthright of Quincy, Quanada or Madonna House.
ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed online at The Quincy Herald-Whig.