Mary E. Haupt, 84, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born May 2, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, to Andrew and Emma Reed Brasher.  She and Johnnie Haupt were married June 10, 1950, at the home of the Rev. A. J. Langston in Cape Girardeau.

Mary was a 1949 graduate of Cape Central High School.  She worked at the former Ralph Edwards Coat Factory and in the fabric department of the former Sterlings, both in Cape Girardeau.  She also worked several years as a Republican polling judge in Cape County.

Mary took utmost pleasure in spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She greatly enjoyed homemaking, but was especially fond of the Christmas season and went to great lengths to decorate for her family.  Her hobbies included cooking, embroidry, sewing, and various types of crafting.

Loving survivors include her husband of 65 years, Johnnie of Cape Girardeau; three children, Johnnie Steven “Steve” (Kathie) Haupt of Jackson, Lana (the late Lewis “Butch”) Pierce of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Pam (Larry) Wendel of Elizabeth, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Johnnie D. (Jeanette) Haupt, Robert (Kim) Haupt, Thomas (Nikki) Haupt, Mindy (Daniel) Belue, Jeremy (Liz) Pierce, Christopher (Shellie) Wendel, and Kelsey Wendel; 16 great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Devyn, Aidyn, Graisyn, and Nolyn Haupt, Jordan, Joshua, Jonathan, Jacob, and Julia Pierce, Tommy and Kensington Belue, Wyatt, Emma, Lonnie, and Evelyn Wendel; and four siblings, Jerry (Madeline) Brasher of Maryland, Tennessee, Grover (Nancy) Brasher of Alton, Missouri, Pat Engelhart of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Martha Bollig of St. Charles, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Mollie Wright and Beulah Crites of Jackson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Lewis “Butch” Pierce.

Haupt, Mary newspapers

Visitation will be Monday, March 7, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m., at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joel Kidwell officiating.

Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Cynthia Gilbert

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, and may God give you strength and comfort through this difficult time.

    Cynthia & Nathan Gilbert

  2. The Dollyhigh's

    May the Lord give you all Comfort and Peace as Mary is received into the healing arms our Saviour. Rejoice in her life and remember she will always be with you.
    Our Prayers are with you all. We love you.

  3. We are so sad to hear of your families’ loss. You all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and comfort. She was truly a blessing to have known. Sarah and coworkers.

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