Effie Marie Gaugh nee Howard of St. Clair, Missouri, passed away on Friday, March 6, 1987 at the Pacific Care Center, Pacific, Missouri having reached the age of eighty-four years, six months and twenty-six days. She was born in St. Clair, Missouri on August 10, 1902, daughter of the late Thomas Howard and Mina Bledsaue Howard.
On September 14, 1920, she was united in marriage to Reverend James Gaugh, and five children came to bless this union. Surviving are two sons, Wilbur Gaugh and wife, Josephine of O'Fallon, Missouri, and Melvin Gaugh and wife, Betty of Baldwin, two daughters, Pearl Kreinkamp and husband, Charles of Pacific, and Beulah Wideman and husband Orono of St. Clair, one sister, Lillian Prine of Union, eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Mrs. Gaugh was preceded in death by her husband on May 4, 1978, by a son, Sanford Gaugh in 1963, by four brothers, Walter, Elmer, Harvey and Jesse "Bud" Howard, two sisters, Edith Wagner and Blanche Howard, and one great-grandchild, Angela Gaugh.
She became a Christian at an early age, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Clair. She enjoyed many activities in her Church, but took special interest in her Soul Seekers Sunday School Class and the Betty Ewen Missionary Circle. She had served as a cook at the St. Clair Public Schools for many years before her retirement.
A kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, and a treasured friend and neightbot, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 1987 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Jerry Cowin officiating. Interment was in the Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, Missouri. Arrangements were by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.