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Deloris Munsterman

June 11, 1930 — August 18, 2021

Deloris Kathryn Louise Alpers Munsterman passed away on August 18, 2021 at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover, Missouri. Deloris was born June 11, 1930 in Stover, Missouri to Louis and Mabel Kueck Alpers. She was raised on the family farm with her older brother, Melvin and her twin brother Loren.

Deloris and her family were faithful members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Deloris attended grade school at Pleasant Union and later transferred to St. Paul's Lutheran School. Deloris' confirmation verse was Revelation 3:11- "Hold fast, which thou hast, that no man take thy crown". As a student at Stover High School, Deloris excelled on the volleyball team and played the clarinet in the high school band.

After graduating from high school, Deloris was employed by her aunt and uncle, Nora and Charles Fajen, who owned Fajen and Blair Gunstock Factory. After dating several eligible bachelors in the area, Deloris set her sights on a young man from the Pyrmont area, Norman Munsterman. Deloris and Norman exchanged their wedding vows on December 27, 1952 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with her twin brother, Loren and sister-in-law, Posie as honor attendants.

Deloris and Norman were blessed with three children. Jane Carolyn, Karen Sue and an infant son, who passed at birth on June 17, 1959.

While living in the Kansas City area, Deloris and Norman attended Peace Lutheran Church, where they were charter members.

After the loss of her son, Deloris and her family moved back to her hometown of Stover, Missouri.

Deloris was widely known for her delicious meals, (especially at the church pot luck dinners), quilting and sewing skills and growing one of the best gardens in town! Her "made from scratch" meals were beyond compare, especially her fried chicken and homemade pies. Deloris' home was always spotless and ready for any visitor! Her fresh air dried sheets on the laundry line outdoors would be a rare treat in this day in age! Deloris loved her niece, Lorna and nephew, Paul and welcomed them into her home for many family fun times!

Deloris was employed at Smithson's Quilting Factory and Morgan County R-1 School District later in her life.

One of Deloris' greatest joys was to spend time with her grandsons; Christopher, John and Mark when they were very young. Deloris would take them for walks to the creek, make homemade popsicles, take them fishing and then fill the metal tub with water for their own little pool!

After Norman's passing, Deloris decided to make the move back to the big city. She made her home at Elliott Place in Raytown, Missouri. She met many new friends and enjoyed the bingo, games, recipe club, birthday parties and the special events. Deloris also loved the special meals that her daughter, Jane brought in and the "Sonic" chili dogs that she shared with Karen.

On May 2, 2021, Deloris made her home once again in Stover, Missouri. She was cared for by the staff at Golden Age Living Center and Compassus Hospice.

Deloris was preceded in death by her husband, Norman, infant son, parents Louis and Mabel Alpers; brother Melvin, twin brother, Loren.

Deloris is survived by her daughters and their husbands; Jane and Dennis Lawrence, Kansas City, MO, Karen and David Lapine, Olathe, KS. She is also survived by three grandsons; Christopher (Lu), Overland Park, KS, John Lapine, Santa Cruz, CA, Mark Lapine (Kim), Olathe, KS, seven great grandchildren; Shelby, Ellis, Izzy, Mateus, Lucas, Logan and Willa and two great-great grandchildren, Cairo and Ella, niece, Lorna Hutchison and nephew, Paul Alpers.

A private graveside memorial service will be held with Rev. Gerald Kurka officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Deloris loved her family and we are grateful now that she has the peace that passes all understanding.

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