Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Hochstatter who died last Thursday were conducted by Elder G. W. Fox, pastor of Central Ave. Baptist Church of Oklahoma City, at Hopewell Saturday afternoon at 2:00. Burial was in Hopewell cemetery by Smith-Higginbotham Funeral Home.
Jennie Smith Hochstatter was born Feb. 26, 1883, near Belgrade, and departed this life at her home in Desoto, on March 12, 1953, at the age of 70 years, 14 days. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Smith.
She was united in marriage to Rudolph Charles Hochstatter on Oct. 13, 1907. To this union eight children were born, seven of whom survive. The are Mrs. Elsie Benett of Coldwater, Roy of Potosi, Herman, Helen and Mrs. Edith Chilton of St. Louis, Mrs. Mary Parmeley of Desloge, and Rudolph, Jr. of DeSoto. She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Ruby. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Laura Cain of Potosi, two brothers, Wm. Smith of Potosi, Leonard Smith of Sheldon and a host of other relatives.
Mrs. Hochstatter spent her entire life, with the exception of the last two years in and around Potosi. She had been in failing health for several years but she bore her suffering with courage and Christian fortitude. She was converted at an early age and lived a consecrated Christian life. She joined the First Baptist Church at Potosi and after moving to Desoto, united there with the Landmark Baptist Church, and was a member there until her death.
Independent Journal, Potosi, MO, Thursday, March 17, 1953