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Oweta Faye Neuhauser

December 31, 2014

Oweta Faye ( Burke ) Neuhauser, 92 of Sandwich passed away peacefully Wednesday December 31, 2014 in her Ironwood Estates apartment. She was born in Charleston,AR. on December 14, 1922, the daughter of Joe and Bertha Burke. She graduated from Greenwood High School in Greenwood, AR. She attended Business College in Ft. Smith, AR. She met Joe Neuhauser, who at the time was stationed at Ft. Chaffee, AR. and they were married on February 5, 1944. After WWII ended they settled in Sandwich and raised their 3 daughters. Her greatest passion was being a stay at home mom to care for her family. She was happiest working in her kitchen. She was a great cook and baker and did a lot of canning, pickle making and jelly making. With her southern influence she made the best “milk gravy”. She sewed cloths for her girls which also included sewing matching outfits for their dolls. Oweta regularly gave her daughters Toni Home Permanents which came with paper dolls to cut out to entertain the recipient receiving the perm. Oweta was a faithful room mother to all through the elementary grades. After all her daughters started school, she worked as a clerk at Hanson’s Meat Market and also P.S. Linder & Co. doing bookkeeping. Another passion was discovered when she began her career as a Nurse’s Aid at Sandwich Community Hospital for 18 years. She was a comforting care-giver and approached her duties with common sense. After she retired she spent many years as a volunteer at the Hospital. She is preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband of 70 + years who died on September 5, 2014. Her sister Wilma Van Meter, her brother Graden Burke and her great grandchild Amelia Grace Johnson. She is survived by her daughters; Nancy Jo ( Norman ) Otto. Jo Anne ( Gary ) Parris and their sons; Joel ( Harvey ( Toni ) Parris and Mark Dana ( Alice ) Parris and Vickie ( Dallas ) Johnson and their children Steven Walter ( Jenny ) Johnson and LaTricia Louise ( Aaron ) Martinez. Also surviving are her great grandchildren: Jake Ryan Goldsmith, Morgan Taylor Parris, Isaac Anthony Parris, Hope Adelle Parris, Noah Mark Parris, Lauren Dana Parris and Mia Nicole Parris and great great grandchild Audrey Mae Jureen Goldsmith. Surviors include nieces, nephews and their families. It was with great joy that she anticipated the arrival of a great great grandson in the spring, parents LaTricia and Aaron Martinez. Funeral service will be held Saturday January 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beverage Family Funeral home sandwich, IL. with Rev. David Kaul officiating. Interment to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery Sandwich, IL. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. till the time of service. Everyone is invited to join in the celebration of Owetas life at a lunchean following the committal service, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church Sandwich,IL. Oweta’s family would like to say thank you and express appreciation to the staff of VNA Hospice under the direction of Heather Secrest, RN and Chaplin Matt Merges for their compassionate care and understanding. Memorials maybe directed to Our saviors Lutheran Church Sandwich, IL or to the charity of one’s choice. www.beveragefamilyfh.com
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