September 4 1925 February 8 2020
Thelma L. Magnin of St. James, Missouri, passed away at the Phelps Health Hospital in Rolla, Missouri, on February 8, 2020, at the age of 94. Thelma was born on September 4, 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Edward and Concordia (Hoehne)Brown. Miss Thelma Brown married the love of her life, Mr. Robert Magnin, on February 12, 1949. The newly wedded couple moved to the farm where they spent their entire married life. She was very active in the community and her Church; she was a life long member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church in St. James; she was also very active in the Republican National Committee, and an active and passionate member of the farming community in and around the St. James area. She was very talented in sewing; she made her own clothing, drapes for their home, and reupholstered her own furniture; she also worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Company training their employees on the sewing machines. Robert’s hobby was building antique cars, and he and Thelma would drive around town and in parades in those cars. Thelma was known for her hat. If you saw her out and about, she would almost certainly have a hat of some sort on; straw floppy hats were her favorite. Although she and Robert had no children of their own, Thelma was a “mother-like” figure to the many nieces and nephews she loved so dearly. Thelma L. Magnin is survived by her sisters, Mary Sue Langendoerfer and husband Gerry, of St. James, MO, Betty Beezley, of Glendale, AZ, and Joan Kiczenski and husband Ed, of Town & Country, MO; and host of special nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Edward and Concordia Brown, Thelma was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert Magnin, in 2014. The funeral service will be held at the St. Johns Lutheran Church in St. James, Missouri, on Friday, February 14, 2020, at 12:30 PM with Pastor David Peters officiating. Internment will be at the St. James Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Church on Friday, prior to the service from 10:30-12:30 PM. Memorials are suggested and greatly appreciated to; Concordia Lutheran Seminary, 801 Seminary Pl, St. Louis, MO, 63105. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations. For online condolences please visit www.jamesgahrmortuary.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Thelma L. Magnin please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Thelma L Magnin September 4 1925 February 8 2020.
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