Margarette L. Weisenstein

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Margarette Weisenstein

Margarette L. Weisenstein (NEE: McDonald), of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Rector, Ark., died on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the age of 84. Loving wife of Harold F. Weisenstein; beloved daughter of the late Ernest and Wilton McDonald; devoted mother of Sharon (Philip) Thompsen and Debra Weisenstein; adoring grandmother of Maryann (Russell) Sargent and Kevin Racine; cherished sister of Barbara (William) McDonald-Wathen; adoring aunt of James Robert Steenbergen, Brenda Miller, Barry Steenbergen, and Karen (Tom) Roach.

Margarette was related to the late Carl and Donald McCluney and their families, as well as Bernice Wooten and her family, and leaves a good friend, Dorothy Williams Webb, and other friends at First Baptist Church in Rector.

Margarette enjoyed keeping in touch with six special great-nieces and great-nephews: Cathy Williams-Ridley, Barry Don Steenbergen, Becky Miller, Zachary Roach, Madisen Steenbergen, and Bailey Roach; and numerous great-great nieces and nephews.

Born and reared in Rector, Margarette moved to St. Louis at the age of 15, eventually living in St. Louis County and later St. Charles County. She was proud of getting her bachelor's degree in education at the age of 40. She then taught school for about 10 years, mostly fifth grade, in the Ferguson-Florissant School District.

Margarette enjoyed life, including travel, friends, church, and her family. She volunteered in many different ways over the years. She was an avid reader, loved playing games, and could also often be found with a crossword puzzle in her hands!

Services: The family is being served by The Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, Mo., where visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Funeral Service 12 noon, Thursday, May 16, at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, Mo. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House. Visit