Archive for Friday, September 15, 1995


September 15, 1995


Graveside services for Blanche Caroline Adams Rieser, 91, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, in Usher Cemetery in St. James, Mo.

Mrs. Rieser died Thursday, Sept. 14, 1995, at Presbyterian Manor.

She was born Oct. 19, 1903, in St. James, Mo., the daughter of Morgan Bailey and Georgia Ellen Fink Adams. She won several prizes selling real estate in St. Louis from 1945 to 1984, working primarily for Dolan Realty. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in St. Louis and the Crown Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. In 1938, she served as Worthy Matron of Crown Chapter. After her retirement, she shared a home with her sister in Webster Groves, Mo., and then moved to the Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence, in 1990.

She married Sylvester Charles Rieser in 1925. They divorced in 1947.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Davidson, Lawrence; a son John D. Rieser, St. Louis; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.

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