In Loving Memory…

Alice V. Eckerle

Alice V. Eckerle, 82, of Clifton City, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

She was born July 28, 1936, in Pettis County, daughter of Charly F. and Nona J. (McMullin) Redden.

On January 25, 1958, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sedalia, she married Russell Eckerle, who died March 4, 1989.

Alice was a 1954 graduate and president of the senior class at Smithton High School. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clifton City and the St. Joseph Altar Society. Alice was a supporter of the Clifton City Fire Department. She was known for having the biggest garden in Clifton City. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, spending time with her family, and watching St. Louis Cardinal’s games. She never missed any of her children and grandchildren’s activities.

Surviving are a daughter, Julie Giordanengo (Bill), of Roseville, CA; six sons, Keith Eckerle (Angel), Joe Eckerle, Gary Eckerle, all of Clifton City, Roger Eckerle (Vicki), of Ionia, David Eckerle (Tammy), of Independence, and Allen Eckerle (Marla), of Hickory Creek, TX; her sister, Marjorie Leary, of Otterville; eleven grandchildren, Bryan, Brad, Angie, Erica, Tanya, Michael, Greg, Meagan, Brittany, Jessica and Samantha; fifteen great-grandchildren, Riley, Ryan, Lathon, Owen, Reed, Rianna, Ella, Achazia, Kira, Sarea, Liam, Micah, Caleb, Lionel and Madysyn.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles; and a sister, Ruth Ann.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove, with Father Phil Kane officiating.

Casket bearers will be Dale Blank, Ronnie Felten, Larry Jaeger, Tim Siegel, Mike Siegel and Stephen Siegel.

Honorary bearers will be Ella Williams, Abby Williams, Teresa Young, Kaitlyn Young and Derek Twenter.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Clifton City.

A Rosary service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove, with visitation to follow until 7:00 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.


  1. Jamie Schumaker :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and condolences to the family.

  2. Nancy Ehlers-Hayworth :

    I was so sorry to read about Alice’s passing. She was loved many family and friends. May God be with you and your family in your time of need.

  3. Betty Meyer :

    So sorry to hear about your mother. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sending many thoughts and prayers from our family to yours.

  5. Cathy parker :

    Sorry for your family’s loss joe

  6. The stone family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.. such a nice lady..

  7. Debbie Hazlett :

    Sorry for your lose

  8. Jim and Carol Schibi :

    Sorry for your loss. May she rest in the peace of God’s loving arms.

  9. Tim and Brenda Turpin :

    Sorry for your family loss. She was one of the strongest and caring lady that we knew.

  10. Robert and Sandra Schoen :

    So very sorry for your loss!

  11. Jerry and Susan Meyer :

    Roger and family, We are very sorry for your loss. Please know that you will be in our prayers.

  12. The Jaco Family :

    So very sorry for your loss

  13. Butch and Nancy Twenter :

    What an awesome lady!!! Hugs and prayers for all of you. Luv u bunches!!!

  14. Belinda Newgaard :

    I’m so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. She was a great lady and will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Shelly Tracy Farris :

    So very sorry to hear about your mom, Thoughts and prayers.

  16. Charlie Ross :

    To Keith and the entire family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  17. Curt and Nina Oldham :

    So sorry for the loss of your Mother, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Larry and Connie Kempf :

    Our sympathy. There are so many good memories our families have shared through the years. God bless you all.

  19. Paula Bishop :

    So sorry for your families loss. She was one of the nicest ladies around. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Dan and Gina Kroeger :

    Keith and family, so sorry for your loss, praying for your family.

  21. Liz (Wallenburn) Frazier :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you during this sad time.

  22. Gary and family – I am so sorry for your loss. Your Isle of Capri family is thinking of you during this difficult time.

  23. Angela (Allen) Foster :

    I’m so sorry to learn of Alice’s passing. I know all too well the pain you are feeling. You all are in my thoughts and prayers🙏🙏

  24. So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a great lady who held court at Kehdes in Sedalia when she came In to have her cheese sticks. She will be missed.
    Jim Callis

  25. Tricia McFatrich Hefley :

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to all.

  26. Herb and Kelly Argenbright :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a special lady.

  27. Missy Knight Suddarth :

    Dear Roger and Vickie and Eckerle family.

    Sorry to hear of your loss of your Mother.

  28. Ellen Twyman :

    So sorry to hear about your mother. Your family is in my prayers.

  29. Shannon and Ginger Snapp :

    Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady!

  30. Don & Micki williams :

    Joe, so sorry for you and your family’s loss. I know your mom will be greatly missed.

  31. Jackie (Young) Rockett :

    So sorry for the loss of Miss Alice. My prayers are for all of the family.

  32. Michelle Wansing :

    Sincere condolences for your family loss. Heaven has a loving angel to watch over you all.

  33. Tim and Monia Hearlson :

    Sorry for your loss. Our condolences are with All of the Eckerle Family.

  34. Ron and Marsha Dowdy :

    So sorry about your loss. Alice was truly one of a kind

  35. Lisa Cooper :

    I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

  36. Sorry for the loss in your family. Alice was always so nice whenever I was over there. My condolences to all the family

  37. Wilma Watring :

    Paul and I offer our condolences in the loss of your mother. Then, I want to make this statement to the Eckerle family. Paul and I and lots of others have watched these boys take extraordinary care of their mother, Alice, over a long period of years. They are a superb example to the younger generation. Some of them were young themselves when their father passed away, but, they all watched over their mother. Boys, your good deeds were noted.
    I posted this on facebook, then thought some of you might not see it, so posted it here.

  38. Gary and family, I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet lady, and I will remember her as someone who always had a smile on her face, and was very kind to me. I know she will be greatly missed.

  39. Tammy (Allen) Leroux :

    To the Eckerle family, I just learned of your loss and I’m so sorry ! Alice was such a nice lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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