Elma Maucker

Alton |

Elma D. Maucker 89, died at 4:25 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2010 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Born May 28, 1921 in Wood River, she was the daughter of James O. and Hazel (Hayes) Hendrickson.

Elma joined the Navy and served with the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) and took her training at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. At the end of the war she met and married Clinton E. Root and they had one son, Richard C. Root and moved back to Illinois.

On December 18, 1965 she married Robert Maucker. He preceded her in death on October 3, 2005.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Nancy Root and three step children, Nancy and Richard Ulrich, Sally and Michael Vandergriff and Earl and Betsy Maucker, one sister, Betty and Gip Biermann, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Jim and one sister, Mary.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will be at Woodland Hills Cemetery. George Van Voorhis will officiate.

Online guestbook and information can be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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