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Elsie Marie (Piazza) Mueller

February 21, 1938 ~ July 19, 2020 (age 82)

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Elsie Marie Mueller of St. James passed away, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Rolla, MO. She was 83 years of age.


Elsie Marie Mueller, the daughter of Ernest “Casey” Piazza and Sarah Piazza, was born on February 21, 1938 in Rosati, MO.


Elsie was joined in marriage to Adolph Mueller in Sullivan, MO on November 16, 1957. To this union they were blessed with two children, Chris Mueller and Sandy Harris. Elsie worked as a Physician’s Assistant alongside Dr. Butts and Dr. Stricker in St. James for many years. She loved to spend her time with her family, especially her grandsons and great granddaughters and had many fond memories of the time she spent at their lake home with her husband Adolph and their loved dog, Bobo. She was a faithful member of St John’s Lutheran Church in St James.


Elsie is preceded in death by her husband, Adolph, parents; sisters, Helen Zielinski , Carolyn Keastner, and Mary Klebba; brothers, Emil Piazza, Ben Piazza, and George Piazza.


Elsie is survived by her children Chris Mueller and wife, Stephanie of St. James, and Sandy Harris and husband, Jerry of Edgar Springs; sister in law Vera Piazza of Rosati, MO; grandchildren Grant Mueller and wife, Emily, Jack Mueller, Jeremiah Harris and wife, Amy, and Ethan Harris; and great granddaughters Madilyn, Sophia, and Hannah.


Elsie will lie in state on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 9:00 am at Jones Funeral home in St. James, MO.


Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, MO with Paster David Peter officiating. Special music by Lori Garver singing the Lord’s Prayer, St. John Lutheran Church Choir singing Amazing Grace, and a playing of On Eagles Wings. Pallbears will be Jeremiah and Ethan Harris, Grant and Jack Mueller and Scott Gahr and Dan Collier. Elsie’s burial will be next to her husband, Adolph, at the St. James Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the St. Johns Lutheran Church.


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July 22, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

Funeral Service
July 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

July 22, 2020

St. James Cemetery
Jefferson Street
St. James, MO 65559


St. John Lutheran Church
229 West James, St. James MO 65559
Tel: 1-573-265-3226

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