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Ralph Burgess, Hayden, Missouri

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A Tribute to my Teacher at Hayden Heights

Ralph and Faith Burgess
Ralph and Faith Burgess, Vienna, Missouri 65459
1961, we were both in Mrs. Bremer's class

I remember Mrs. Bremer as very professional looking woman with glasses, who took great pride in her job.

Mrs. Bremer was also brave enough to testify at our trial in July 1961 "The Burgess Case" and describe the bruising she saw on my sister Faith Burgess and I. I always looked forward to going to school out on the black top highway which was named Hayden Heights. At least during the week when we went to school their, we didn't have to worry about getting beaten with boards, hammers or the like!

I was saddened to hear about Mrs. Bremer's death, but as her short obituary describes her, Mrs. Bremer was a no-nonsense woman who contributed to her local community!

I will always remember Mrs. Bremer, as one remembers anyone who has made an impression on their lives.

Faye Lillian Humphrey Bremer

Faye Lillian (Humphrey) Bremer, 71, Austin, Texas, formerly of Vienna and Jefferson City, died March 18, 1991 at her home.

She was born October 5, 1919, in Maries County, a daughter of Walter W. and Stella Crismon Humphrey. She was married to Harold Bremer, who preceded her in death in January 1970.

She taught school in Maries County several years, then moved to Jefferson City where she worked in the State Auditor's Office. After the death of her husband, she moved to Texas and was employed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Ausin for approximately 15 years. She was a member of Jefferson Chapter #496, Order of the Eastern Star for 49 years.

Survivors include one brother, Guy Humphrey of Carson City, Nevada; and three sisters, Dale Graham of Kirkwood, Irene Richardson of Mission, Texas and Emogene Herrmann of Robertsville.

Services were held the following Monday at the Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia.

The Rev. Randall Hoffman officiated. Burial was in the Union Cemetery near Iberia.

An O.E.S. service was held Thursday evening at the funeral home.