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Delpha “Jean” Stroer, age 57, of El Dorado Springs, MO, was born on June 30, 1962, in Humansville, MO, to Earl “George” and Delpha Berning; and passed away suddenly on July 18, 2019, from cardiac arrest, due to complications from a recent diagnosis of Metastatic Melanoma.
Jean graduated from the El Dorado Springs High School and, after graduation, had the opportunity to work at a variety of jobs, until she found her true occupation and passion as a kind, compassionate, and loving babysitter to her many child care kiddos who passed through her doors.
When Jean met J.R. Stroer they both knew they had found the love of their lives. They were united in marriage on October 10, 2014. They loved the time they spent together and made the most of each day, whether they were at home, taking a drive, or on their many adventures. Jean and J.R. attended church services at the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness) (where she had been baptized earlier in life), and they also attended the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church from time to time.
Jean was a devoted mother of two daughters – Emily and Savannah; and one step-son – Tyler. She always made sure they had what they needed in this life – maybe not what they wanted – but what they needed.
And how could we forget that infamous gesture when someone crossed over her boundaries. With that snap tilt of the head, look of “you better watch it”, a quick flip of the wrist, and her outstretched fingers in the “stop/halt” signal; indicating a defiant “you better tread carefully”! No actual words were needed to know what she meant.
Jean is survived by her husband, J.R.; daughters – Emily McCowan and husband Kirtis; Savannah Barker and partner Dustin Abercrombie; step-son – Tyler and wife Jolene; mother-in-law, five brothers, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, great nephews, nieces, great nieces, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.
Jean also says goodbye to her “text” buddy, Annette; who wasn’t only her cousin, but her caring and supportive friend. Not a day passed that they didn’t make contact with each other. Annette was always there to lend an ear or helping hand.
Preceding Jean in death were her parents, father-in-law, and a number of relatives.
Jean’s love for life, her humor, and her beautiful smile will be missed.
But we must….continue on.
There are many mysteries in life that we don’t understand. God doesn’t always tell us his plan. But in time and in His way he will let us know; He is working out His best for us, because He loves us so. He has a plan!
A funeral service for Jean Stroer was held Monday, July 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Joe Trussell officiating. Interment followed at Wagoner Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Tyler Stroer, Kirtis McCowan, Dustin Abercrombie, Max Berning, Aspen Berning, and Ron Gordon.