March 29, 2007

(6/11/1920 Ė 3/25/2007)

Louise Mohr, 86, of Memphis, formerly of Arbela, passed away March 25, 2007, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, MO.

She was born the daughter of Frank Leslie and Maude Esther (Robinson) House on June 11, 1920, in Scotland County, near Greensburg.

Louise was married to Carl Frederick John Mohr on November 8, 1935 in Bloomfield, Iowa. The Mohrís lived and farmed in the Etna area. Carl preceded her in death on January 7, 2001.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, attending services at the Etna and Arbela churches.

Louise enjoyed sewing and knitting, and was an excellent cook. Her neighbors still speak fondly of the dinners she would serve to them after they spent a hard day working in the fields. She loved animals and preferred to spend most of her time outdoors.

She was an avid collector of elephants. Louise collected anything with elephants on it. Her grandson Larry, who inherited most of the collection, estimates there are over 600 pieces in it.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her son, Jerry, in 2005.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Della Mae Mohr, of Arbela; grandson, Larry and wife Amanda Mohr of Arbela; sisters, Helen Ratliff, Laurita and husband John Goudschaal, all of Quincy, and Juanita and husband Harold Sprenger of Coatsburg, IL; a sister-in-law, Georgia Mohr of Farmington, IA; great-grandsons, Kyle and Eric Mohr of Arbela; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Dee Wiley officiating. Burial will be in the Etna Cemetery. Visitation is from 12-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, at the Gerth Funeral Home in Memphis with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Memphis Food Pantry and can be left at the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Mohrís family via email at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service from its Memphis chapel.

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