Inez Statler, 95, of Jackson passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the Country Place Assisted Living Center in Scott City, Missouri.
She was born June 20, 1926 in Sedgewickville, Missouri the daughter of Judes and Myrtle Caroline Statler Seabaugh.
She and Donald J. Statler were married December 21, 1946 in Sedgewickville. He preceded her in death on August 27, 2007.
Inez was a 1943 graduate of Patton High School and attended Southeast Missouri University in Cape Girardeau. She taught three years at the Seabaugh Elementary School in Bollinger County. She was an active worker and volunteer for the American Red Cross blood drives for 20 years; nine years as a Cub Scout leader and den mother; and a 4-H leader.
After she and Donald moved back to the area in 1970 they owned and operated a Western Auto Store in Cape Girardeau for five years. Inez was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson and a member of its UMW, she and Don also were former active members at Patton Methodist Church and St Joseph Methodist Church in St. Louis. She joined the Cape Girardeau County, Kage Family and Community Extension Club in 1983.
Loving survivors include a three children and their spouses, Donna and Albert Jackson of St Louis; Duane and Rene' Statler of Jackson, Randy and Andrea Statler of Fort Pierce, Florida, and daughter-in-law, Juanita (the late James Kevin) Statler Ziebell of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren, Amy (Kelly) Statler, Kevin (Shelly) Jackson, Aaron (Keith) Statler, Nathan (Joanna) Sides, Ian Sides, Becky (Joel) Brey, Justin Statler and Melissa, Hanna Seib, Miranda (Cody) Cook; and 16 special and loved great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband of 61 years, Donald, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sons James Kevin and James Kent Statler, and three sisters, Leola Poston, Trula Kistner and Fay Linebarger.
Visitation will be Monday, January 10, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating.
Interment will follow in Sedgewickville Cemetery.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Inez's personal obituary page at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.
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