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Barbara Ann Echele

July 17, 1945 — June 10, 2024

Saint Peters, Missouri

Barbara Ann Echele (nee Luesse), of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Monday, June 10, 2024, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of 60 years to Clemence "Clem" Echele, Jr.; cherished daughter of the late Lawrence (Jane) Luesse and the late Rosemary Rushlow; devoted mother of Larry (Annette) Echele, Dianna (Mark) Knobbe, and Keith (Jenny) Echele; loving grandmother of Abbey (Kevin) Arrow, Emily (Austin KlacknerEchele, Elizabeth (Ethan) Blase, Nick (Jessica) Knobbe, Meredith (Matt) Burgess, Avery Echele, Sophia Voss, and Mikai Voss; and treasured great grandmother of Natalie, Noah, Waylon, and June. Barbara was also preceded in death by her dear siblings, three sisters, Connie Connor, Karen "Smokie" (Alan) Burckhardt, Candace "Candy" VanBrocklinher brother, Lawrence "Lonnie" (Pam) Luesse, and brother-in-law, Donald "Giz(Terri Mund) Echele. 


Barbara cherished watching Cardinals baseball, reading, fishing, going to the lake, and spending time with her family and friends. She loved traveling and vacationing with her family, always showing kindness and unwavering support to her husband and his activities. Barbara had many lifelong friends from Portage and made many more wonderful new friends after moving to St. Charles. She adored her kids and grandkids, never missing a birthday, and delighted in singing "Happy Birthday" to each of them every year. Hosting family events and decorating for holidays brought her joy, and she always had a Santa bag with extra presents for the kids. She treasured moments spent cooking and baking cookies and deeply appreciated the caregivers who looked after her the last couple years. Barbara was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 


Memorials may be made in Barbara's name to Parkinson's FoundationAlzheimer’s Association, St. Croix Hospice (3701 N St. Peters Parkway, Suite B2, St. Peters, MO 63376)

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, June 18, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Baue Funeral Home - St Charles

620 Jefferson St, St Charles, MO 63301

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church -- Portage Des Sioux, MO

1355 Farnham St, Portage Des Sioux, MO 63373

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