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October 15 1935 December 5 2022
Ernestine Parham Dosher Edelmann, 87, died Monday, December 5, 2022 following a valiant struggle with the inevitable neuromotor decline caused by Parkinson’s. Ernie, as she was known to her family and friends, is survived by: her children Lisa Dale Edelmann McLaughlin (Robert) of Chesterfield, MO; Rev. Jill Karen Edelmann McAllister (Walter Balk) of Philomath, OR; Bruce Alan Edelmann of New Kent, VA; and Ann Elaine Edelmann Schrock (Barry) of Corvallis, OR; grandchildren Ian McAllister, Laura McLaughlin Hiller, Caitlin McAllister, Ashley Edelmann, Robert Scott Hugh McLaughlin, Calvin Balk and Megan Schrock; great-grandchildren Pippa Young, Joey Batlan and Arthur Ernest Hiller; sister Haldane Dosher Higgins of Milford, OH, nephew Otis Raymond Hess, III of Loveland, OH and niece Holly Gardner Hess of Portland, OR. She was born October 15, 1935 in Wilmington, NC, to the late Wilbur Randall Dosher, Jr. and the late Ernestine Parham Dosher. A 1953 graduate of Oxford High School, Oxford, NC, Ernie attended the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC and Ohio State University, Columbus, OH before her marriage in 1955 to the late Dale C. Edelmann of Cincinnati, OH. While raising her family, she helped establish and co-led La Leche League chapters in both Cincinnati, OH and St. Louis, MO, was an advocate for early childhood education, served as a leader of many Brownie, Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops, taught child, youth and adult Sunday School classes at Webster Hills United Methodist Church, Webster Groves, MO, sang in the Chancel Choir of the church and served as a leader of the United Methodist Women for many years. Following divorce in 1977, while her children were in high school, college and graduate school, she worked fulltime and simultaneously completed her undergraduate requirements to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Webster University, Webster Groves, MO in 1984 and a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1986 also from Webster University. She practiced as a licensed professional counselor, a hospital chaplain, and was certified to supervise practicum students who were pursuing licensing as counselors. With a focus on support needed by separated, divorced and widowed persons, and persons who were victims of domestic abuse, she worked for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments (ALIVE), Boys & Girls Town of Missouri and Fortress Outreach, and founded and led a ministry to support single, separated, divorced and widowed persons at Webster Hills United Methodist Church, before retiring in 1997. After retirement she was a volunteer Stephen Minister serving elderly and disabled persons. In 2012 she was honored as a Woman of Worth by the Older Women’s League (OWL) of St. Louis, MO. Ernie loved to read, sew, play piano, sing, play bridge, attend theater and opera productions, travel and spend time with her much loved family, especially her grandchildren, and her very dear friends. She leaves them all with the gift of an indelible model of unconditional love. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Webster Hills United Methodist Church, 698 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119. A family interment service will follow in May, 2023 in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC. Memorial donations are welcome to Webster Hills United Methodist Church, or to the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ernestine D Edelmann October 15 1935 December 5 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Kirkwood, state: Missouri