SIKESTON -- Raymond A. Bloemer, 89, died March 15, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Aug. 21, 1917, in Effingham, Ill., son of the late Clem and Elizabeth Busher Bloemer, he attended Miner Baptist Church and was owner and operator of Bloemer's Grocery from 1951 until his retirement in 1994.
On June 29, 1940, in Effingham, he married Dorothy Bailey who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Sandy Bloemer and Ron and Jo Ann Bloemer of Sikeston; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Monje of St. Louis; one brother, Eugene Bloemer of Altamont, Ill; eight grandchildren, Bradley Bloemer of Murray, Ky., Bethany Largent, Kelly Williams and Heather Drury of Sikeston, Tory Hillis of Dexter, Matthew Monje and Phillip Monje of St. Louis and David Monje of Kansas City; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Two brothers preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home. The Rev. Mitchell Jackson, senior pastor of Miner Baptist Church, and the Rev. Ron Shrum, senior adult minister of Miner Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
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Memorials may be sent to:
Miner Baptist Church
416 State Highway H
Sikeston, MO 63801