Loretta Mae Redmon, 87, West Ely, Mo., passed away Jan. 29, 2020, at Monroe City Manor Care Center in Monroe City, Mo.
Loretta was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Hannibal, Mo., to Elmer and Lorene Norris Lehenbauer. Loretta was married to Carl Wayne Redmon on May 28, 1950. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 2014.
Survivors include her son, Roy Edward Redmon, West Ely; one brother, Harry Lehenbauer, Hatton; one sister-in-law, Linda Pflantz; grandchildren, Micha Worrell (fiance` Patrick), Monroe City; Amanda Redmon (Fred), West Ely; Joe Redmon, West Ely; Nicole Harris (Shaun), Monroe City; Wendy Powers (Tim), Williamsburg; Shelly Jones-Dunavent (Jeff), Fulton, Mo.; Betty Redmon, Booneville; and Bobbie Murray (Brad), Kingdom City; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Roger Eugene Redmon; daughter-in-law, Donetta Redmon; great-grandson, Parker Redmon; and two brothers, David and Joe Lehenbauer.
She was a 1949 graduate of Shelbyville High School in Shelbyville, Mo.
Loretta had been employed with Missouri Department of Revenue for 18 years and sold insurance for Donald Jackson for many years. She was a secretary for the First Baptist Church, taught Sunday School for the four-year-olds and was director of the Vacation Bible School.
Loretta and her husband had so many animals that kids of all ages would come to see and pet. She was known as the animal lady.
She was a 4-H board member, and honorary FFA member. She also worked the elections for many years as well.
According to her family, she was very active in her community, including making cookies for the Lewis Brothers Christmas Memory Tree and winning several blue ribbons for her angel food cakes for the Fall Festival. She had many hobbies that she loved, such as baking, crocheting, sewing and embroidering.
She was especially proud of the fact that she was born on the day President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to his first term. There was nothing more special to her than spending time with her family, especially her grand and great-grandkids. Loretta never met a stranger.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Palmyra, Mo.
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Paul Reese and Rev. Daniel Bock will officiate. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in West Ely.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery or Monroe City Manor Auxiliary.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.