Wilma Elaine Strasser Hall  May 24 1926

Wilma Elaine Strasser Hall May 24 1926November 28 2022

May 24 1926 November 28 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of Wilma to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book Wilma “Elaine” Strasser Hall 1926-2022 Wilma “Elaine” Strasser Hall of St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of Savannah, Missouri, passed away on November 28, 2022. Elaine was born May 24, 1926, in Amazonia, Missouri, in the family home, to Otto John and Ida Allene (Vetter) Strasser. Elaine graduated from Savannah High School, class of 1944. She met her husband, Clifford “Dwight” Hall, while she was a Cadet Nurse, in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps, at the Missouri Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in St. Joseph, Missouri. In 1947, she graduated, passed her state boards to become a Registered Nurse, and then married Dwight a month later. Elaine was a local beauty, having been crowned Queen at the Savannah Senior High School in 1942, and crowned the Queen of the St. Joseph Pony Express Rodeo at the Cowboy Ball, in the autumn of 1946. As Rodeo Queen, Elaine, along with Rex, her high-spirited horse, led the Rodeo Parade down St. Joseph’s Frederick Avenue, in her western hat and jacket that was presented to her as Rodeo Queen. Elaine had ridden horses since she was six years old and saw to it that her three children and three granddaughters grew up having a horse to ride. Elaine was very active in many community organizations and activities over the years. She was a member of the Savannah Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star since 1948. She was Worthy Matron of the Savannah Chapter of Eastern Star in 1958 and held the office of Adah for over 20 years. She was Grand Representative of the District of Columbia in the Missouri Order of the Eastern Star between 2001 and 2002, and a member of the Northwest Missouri Eastern Star Grand Representatives Club. Elaine was a member of the Andrew County Historical Society, a founding member of the Andrew County Museum, a member of the American Legion, Dick Munkres Unit #287, Woman’s Auxiliary, the John Griffith Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Alter Guild, and the St. Joseph Swiss Lodge. Elaine was also First Lady and Chairman of the Ladies Activities in 1973, during her husband, Dwight’s reign as Illustrious Potentate of Moila Shrine Temple in St. Joseph. Her favorite past times were traveling with her husband, cooking, gardening and playing bridge. She belonged to several bridge clubs in Savannah over the years. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight, who passed away in 1991; her parents, Otto and Allene Strasser, brothers, Stanley, Ralph and Clarence Strasser, and son Rodney Lee Hall, January 4, 2022. Survived by daughter Ganyl, son Gregory (Nancy) Hall, three granddaughters Elizabeth “Betsy” (Chase) Muery, Channing (Dillion) Pike, Lauren (Steven) Brown, and seven great-grandchildren. A short visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Savannah, Missouri, followed by a farewell service at 11:00 A.M. at the church. The visitation and service is under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home, St. Joseph, Missouri. Elaine will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Savannah City Cemetery, Savannah, Missouri. Please sign the on-line guest book at www.meierhoffer.com and consider a memorial gift to the charity of your choice. To send flowers to the family of Wilma, please visit our floral store.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Wilma Elaine Strasser Hall May 24 1926 November 28 2022.

Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

Death notice for the town of: Saint Joseph, state: Missouri

death notice Wilma Elaine Strasser Hall May 24 1926 November 28 2022

obituary notice Wilma Elaine Strasser Hall May 24 1926 November 28 2022

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