Clara P. Stemle, age 99, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 6:03 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper, Indiana.
Clara was born on October 15, 1917 in Scott City, Missouri to William and Elizabeth (Seyer) Blattel. She had two marriages. She married Leroy J. Egler on 12/26/1940 in Kelso, MO. He was killed on June 4, 1945 during combat in the Philippines during WWII. She then married John Stemle on July 2, 1959 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1998.
Clara retired as a head cook for the Greater Jasper School Corporation, where she was instrumental in starting the first school cafeteria in Jasper.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, where she was a past member of the Daughters of Isabella.
She enjoyed cooking, baking cookies, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving is one son, Gary Egler and wife Rita, Jasper, IN, one brother, Leon Blattel, Cape Girardeau, MO, three Grandchildren, Debbie Mann, Jennifer Ulsomer, and Tom Egler, and Four great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides both of her husbands were four sisters; Maria Gawthorp, Alvina Haase, Dorothy Miller, and Virginia Mehringer and two brothers; Theon Blattel and Paul Blattel,
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper at a later date.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time at the church on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, or to a favorite charity.
Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.