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Marge Jauch

August 28, 1931 ~ September 6, 2021

Margaret Lou Sandage Jauch slipped peacefully from this life on Monday, September 6, 2021 at the age of 90 years and 9 days.  She was born on August 28, 1931 in Steele, MO, the daughter of Ervin William and Myrtle Ann Gower Sandage, both of whom preceded her in death.  

Growing up on a farm in Wardell, MO with seven brothers and sisters instilled in Marge a steadfast love for and a devotion to family that became the foundation upon which she built her life, passing these values to her daughter and grandchildren.  Upon graduation from high school, Marge moved to St. Louis, where she worked briefly as a bookkeeper.  Though her time in St. Louis was short, her year spent there was a time in her life that she fondly remembered and spoke of often.  In 1952, Marge returned to her hometown of Wardell, where she worked as a bookkeeper at Citizen Gin until 1962, when she married the love of her life, Darrell L Jauch.  Though she was certain of her feelings for Darrell, she reluctantly accepted his marriage proposal, as she was fairly certain that she did not wish to be a pastor’s wife.  Despite her hesitance, she grew to love her role, and to all who knew her, it was obviously a role that God had created her to fill.  Together she and Darrell faithfully served together for nearly 54 years at pastorates in the First Baptist Churches of Wardell, Irondale, East Prairie, and Bonne Terre, and ultimately, at Mineral Area Baptist Association.  In 1977, Marge began working at Roderick’s Florist and later Greene’s Florist, finding another niche for which she was a perfect fit.  During the 30-plus years spent in the floral business, Marge established lifelong relationships with customers and with co-workers who became members of her family, particularly “The Mary’s”,  Mary Greene and Mary Kelly.  

In addition to her parents, Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Leslie Jauch, her grandson, Chadwick Jauch Tipton, brothers Harry William Sandage and Jerry Franklin Sandage, and sisters, Mildred Eunice Sandage Manns, Minnie Mavis Sandage Pike, and Alma Gaye Sandage Dillard.  She also was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Bobby Wayne Stockton, Robert Pike, Bob Manns, and Donald Jauch, and two sisters-in-law, Mildred Jauch Followell and June Jauch Keller. 

She is survived by her daughter, Julie Ann Jauch Bauche (Kurt) of Farmington; granddaughter, Annie-Laurie Tipton Chambers (Andre) of St. Louis; bonus grandchildren, Kate (Matt) Fleming and Kyle (Michelle) Bauche, all of Columbia; great grandchildren, Haiden and Carmin Fleming and Scarlett Bauche; brother, Mike Sandage of Wardell; a sister Judith Ann Stockton of Brandon, MS; a sister-in-law, Myra Murphy Sandage of Caruthersville; brother-in-law, Roy Francis Dillard of Clinton, KY; and brother and sister-in-law Max and Sue Jauch of Lake St. Louis.   A host of nieces and nephews and friends also survive. 

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Elara Healthcare and Heart and Soul Hospice for their outstanding care and support throughout the past year. 

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leadington, on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM, under the direction of CZ Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge.  Reverend Keith Huffman, will be officiating.  Family and friends to meet on the parking lot of the funeral home in Desloge at 1:30 PM, to go in procession. Graveside service will be streamed live on C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home's Facebook page. Memorials can be directed to Heart and Soul Hospice at 412 Cayce St in Farmington, MO 63640 or to the Feed My Sheep Organization at Mineral Area Ministerial Association 103 Ashton Court, Bonne Terre, MO 63628.


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  1. my deepest condolences Julie, this just shocked me when i seen this in the website tonight, its just one of those things we just dont think will ever happen & your mom never did show her age… beautiful soul, and lovely lady through & through, nothing i can do but keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers im in st.joe manor trying to walk again.been walking w,/ walker but since my foot surgery ive not walk without some assistance.but im making progress since mom & dad have been gone i put myself in here since all i was doing was fakling all of the time sk to keep my kids from worrying about me falling & hitting my head. i just came here for therapy but the covid has put a stop to so much here, got to go gather my thoughs of your sweet mamma passing….🙏🙏🙏❤❤😘Janice

  2. Dear Julie, Kurt, and all of your family:  
    I know your Mom and Dad shared a beautiful love story together in which you, Julie, were the shining star.  It was very apparent that your Mother's obituary was so tenderly and lovingly written.  I always enjoyed seeing and chatting with your Mom–she was such a friendly and gracious lady (a lot like YOU!). I hope you can feel the love, hugs, and prayers that I'm sending to all of you.  Blessings, Jackie Berry

  3. I remember their wedding and it was a wonderful time when they were at First Baptist Wardell, one of the high points in church history along with the birth of their daughter! Bro Jauch baptized me and mentored me as a young Christian beginning my spiritual journey!

  4. I was very sorry to hear you lost your mom.  Please know Mike and I are praying for you.  Your loving heart is hurting but find comfort in Jesus’s promise of everlasting life.  Sending love to our dear friend.

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