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Alma Jo Gatschet

May 2, 1930 — May 18, 2022

Alma Jo Gatschet, 92, of Pleasant Hill, was born May 2, 1930, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Earnest and Charlotte (Kenyon) Simpson.  She departed this life, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at her home surrounded with love and family.

Alma Jo was a 1948 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.

On October 2, 1949, she was united in marriage to Glenn C. Rinker in Pleasant Hill; he preceded her in death on May 21, 1977.  On June 6, 1980, she was united in marriage to James R. Gatschet in Pleasant Hill; he survives.

Alma Jo was first employed as a Switch Board Operator in Pleasant Hill and in California where Glenn was stationed for three years. She later became a Cashier for Gerbes Grocery Store where she retired from in 1988.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and the Red Hatters.  She enjoyed painting, flowers, fishing, camping, and traveling.  She was well known for her baking, especially her zucchini bread which she shared with family and friends.

Alma Jo was also preceded in death by her parents; two infant children, Glenda Jo Rinker and Shane Troy Rinker; and one grandson, Glenn Michael Rinker.

She is survived by her husband, Jim of Pleasant Hill; one son, Jack Rinker (and Lucia Brundage) of Pleasant Hill; two stepdaughters, Sandy (and Calvin) Buckner of Pleasant Hill, and Julie (and Virginia) Gatschet of Webb City, Missouri; four grandchildren, Sheri (and B.J.) Barker of Lithia, Florida; Jess (and Raymond) Dinges, Erica (and Josh) Gray, and Angela (and Matt) Swingley, all of Pleasant Hill; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Per her wishes cremation has been accorded. Private inurnment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ascend Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550


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