Josephine Ann Blumstengel died peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, on February 8, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on January 20, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Josephine will be interred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. A private memorial service will be held there at a later date.
Born in 1943, Josephine spent the first 76 years of her life in St. Louis before moving to her son's home in Texas. She was an accomplished beautician and worked at KB Pharmaceuticals for many years. In her later years, she was active in St. Louis Al-Anon. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who valued family above all else.
Josephine was predeceased by two husbands: Daniel R. Garber and Dennis L. Blumstengel, the latter whom she believed was her soul mate. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Heather L. Garber and great-grandson, Wyatt Mullins.
Josephine is survived by her son, James (Jennifer) Garber of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, Dianna Dye of Foristell, Missouri; grandchildren, Danny Garber of St. Louis, Missouri and his daughters, Laney and Lilly; Angie (Ryan Mullins) Dye of Pevely, Missouri and their daughter, Stormi; Nicci Dye and her daughter, Payton; Jeremy (Lauren Parey) Dye of House Springs, Missouri and their daughters, Kyleigh, Madilyn, and namesake Josie; and Callie Garber of Denver, Colorado. She is also survived by great-grandaughter, Bella Bingaman of Owensville, Missouri and bonus great-grandchildren Riley and Aaron James Barker of Festus, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Josephine may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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