Edna Grotewiel


Edna Mae Grotewiel, 94, died September 15th, 2022 in Columbia. She was born October 28, 1927 in New Florence to Francis and Margaret P. ( Nee Moore ) Worley. She was the sixth of 15 children.

On September 28th, 1946, she was united in marriage to Owen Grotewiel in Mexico (Audrain County). They were married for 56 years.

After graduating first in her class from the Mexico Public School of Practical Nursing as an LPN, Edna worked many years at the Hermann Area District Hospital. After a career in nursing, she opened Show-Me Family Pets, operating from her farm in High Hill.

Edna was a member of the High Hill Methodist Church and the Jonesburg Methodist Church, served as church board member at both churches, sang in the choir and taught Sunday School classes for many years. 

Edna and Owen were both avid sports fans. Edna was a member of the Montgomery County High School Sports Hall of Fame. She was given the honor for attending so many games, both home and away. She also followed the Cardinals on TV, rarely missing a game. Edna was an avid gardener and wonderful cook, providing vegetables and meals to friends and relatives.

Friends and family always showed up to visit at dinner time or in the afternoon for a piece of fresh pie. Fixing a meal and sharing with family was what she enjoyed more than anything. She loved to tell stories. 

When the Threshers Festival had its first ever "Liar's contest,” Edna entered it and won first place. She never entered again as she felt other people deserved a chance to win.

Edna is survived by two sons, Ron Grotewiel and wife Linda of Rocheport; and Steve Grotewiel and wife Linda of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Christopher Grotewiel and wife Jenny of Foristell; Heather Myers and husband Brian of Columbia; Brian Grotewiel and wife Jessica, O'Fallon; and Travis Grotewiel and wife Christina of Ashland; great grandchildren, Chase, Cooper, Quinn, Payton, Skylar, Kylie, Morgan, Jaxon and Madison; sisters, Dorothy Grieshaber and husband Danny of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; Doris Tuma of New Florence; and Martha Potthast of Warrenton; and brothers, Melvin Worley and wife Dorothy of New Florence; and Donald Worley and wife Sue of New Florence.

Edna is preceded in death by her husband, Owen Grotewiel; five sisters, Winona Deeker, Pauline Huffman, Mary Arens and infant twins, Helen and Ellen Worley; and four brothers, Dave Worley, Homer Worley, Leroy Worley and Kenneth Worley.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 24th from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at the St. John's United Church of Christ in High Hill, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributing to Hugo Cemetery Association or Alzheimer's Association in care of Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, 1221 Washington St. Hermann, MO 65041.