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Breese, IL 62230
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Elvera H. "Etta" Timpe



Elvera H. "Etta" Timpe, 94, of Trenton died Friday, September 19, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland

She was born July 5, 1909 in New Baden to Charles and Elizabeth (Singler) Harpstrite: they preceded her in death

She married Ralph Timpe May 5, 1934 at First United Methodist Church in Trenton and he preceded her in death February 4, 1976

Also preceded in death by brothers Walter and Ben Harpstrite, sisters, Alvina Hirstein, Irene Emig and Elizabeth Harpstrite, nieces Thelma Williams and Anita Browy, nephews Leslie D. Hirstein and Walter Harpstrite, Jr...

Surviving are Nieces and Nephews Ruth Schaefer of Belleville, Wilma Pheiffer of Dallas TX, Ben C. (Ellie) Harpstrite of New Baden, Harold Hirstein of Mascoutah, and Howard D. Harpstrite of Trenton

Also, numerous great nieces and nephews

Elvera attended McKendree College, received her bachelors degree from Shurtleff College East Alton and received her masterís degree from Washington University, St. Louis. She taught at Sandoval, then Centennial, Hickory Log, White and Round Prairie country schools in Jersey County. She also taught at Monticello private college for girls, Dorsey Country School, grades schools in Carpenter, Hammel and Moro. She retired from teaching in 1971.

She was very involved in the First United Methodist Church Trenton, teaching Sunday School Heart and Will Class and afternoon bible studies. She was president of the Methodist Women, lay delegate for the Southern Illinois Conference

Funeral services will be held Monday Sept 22 2003 at 2 Pm at the First United Methodist Church Trenton with Rev. Debra Melzer officiating. Friends may call at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton Sunday from 4 to 8 PM. Monday the visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church from 12 noon until the time of services. Interment will follow in Trenton Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church or the American heart Association and will received at the funeral home.




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