Maevers, Joe Allen
Date: Friday, January 4, 2019
Time: 5:00- 8:00 pm
Mahn Twin City Chapel, 515 Collins, Festus, Missouri 63028
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 221 Brierton Lane, Festus, Missouri
Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Egypt Mills, Missouri
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or St Jude Children's Hospital
HERCULANEUM, Mo. — Joe Allen Maevers was born Dec. 29, 1946, at Cape Girardeau, the son of Oliver Raymond Maevers and Geneva Maxine (Allen) Maevers. He passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home in Herculaneum, at the age of 72 years.
He was united in marriage to Sharon Gay in 1967 and to this union were born two wonderful children, Kimberly and Joel. He later married Carol Sue Parks-Hulen on June 21, 1997, on a cruise ship in Miami, Florida, which blessed him with three stepchildren, Sean, Todd, and Lisa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Maxine Maevers, and a brother, Charles Maevers.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Maevers of Herculaneum; a daughter, Kimberly Rumford, and husband Michael Dougherty of Las Cruces, New Mexico; a son, Joel Maevers, and wife Mandy of Webster Groves, Missouri; a stepdaughter, Lisa Draves, and husband Jeff of De Soto, Missouri; two stepsons, Sean Hulen of St. Louis and Todd Hulen, and wife Tracy of Arnold, Missouri; a sister, Mary McSwain, and husband Bill of Hillsboro, Missouri; 13 grandchildren, Liam and Makayla Dougherty, Emmett, August, and Elijah Maevers, Sara (fiancé Jacob), Madison and Daniel Draves, Corey, Kelsey, and Brett Hulen, and Hanna and Maisy Hulen; two great-granddaughters, Amina and Ruari, and, according to Joe, “more nieces and nephews than allowed by law.”
Joe grew up in rural Cape Girardeau County, where he enjoyed hunting rabbit and squirrel and most of all going fishing. He worked in farming growing up, working with hill and row crop farming. Joe remembered his tractor-driving days starting at the age of 5, when he couldn’t even reach the pedals.
Joe attended grade school at Egypt Mills and Indian Creek. He was a proud 1964 graduate of College High School in Cape Girardeau, where he made several lifelong friends. He was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Egypt Mills and was a member of the Walther League Youth League. He and Carol were members of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Festus, Missouri.
Joe worked for many years in retail, with his last position at Grandpa’s in St. Louis for 23 years, where he held various management positions and worked in various locations in the St. Louis area.
Joe was the executive director of Universal Sheltered Workshop in Jennings, Missouri. He was a proud member of Teamsters Local 600 and worked on Tom Sauk Mountain driving trucks, with his main job being driving the concrete mixer.
Joe loved his family and especially loved his grandkids. When his health permitted, Joe enjoyed spending time fishing. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and friends grilling and entertaining. He was a wonderful husband who brought many years of happiness to his wife, Carol. He was a wonderful father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mahn Funeral Home in Festus, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Festus. The funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at the church, with the Revs. Kyle Castens and Jerald Rux officiating.
A graveside service and interment will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Egypt Mills at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and a meal will follow at the church.