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In Loving Memory

Temares, Julia Anna

Julia Anna Temares of St. Louis, MO passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 28, 2024.  She was born in Jennings, MO on April 6th, 1924 to the late Thomas and Charlotte Higgins.

Beloved wife to the late John Temares and adoring mother to Julia Kelley (Robert deceased), Steven Temares (Kay deceased), Mary Cothran (John deceased), Nancy Cottner, Richard Temares (Alberta deceased), Gloria (Don) Stevens, Susan (Steven) Schmitz, and the late John Anthony. Loving Grandma to Kim Frye, Ashley Cothran, Laura Lewis, Robin Howard, Jeremy (Allison) Temares, Randy and Korey Smock, Melody (Christopher) Swehla, Jasmine (Colby) Tan, Cory (Desiree) Schmitz, Craig Schmitz, Chris (Heidi) Schmitz, Curtis Schmitz, the late Patrick Kelley, John Cottner Jr. and Dana Ann Temares. Adoring Great-Grandma and Gammie to Danielle Frye, Gage and Cheyenne Cottner, Rebecca (Darrell) Hufford, Lita Howard, Eddie (Shelby) Smock, Lydia, Trent and Abby Smock, Addison and Emerson Swehla, Gracie and baby boy Tan, Lyle, Tricia, Carter, Graham, Gretchen, Gus and Macie Schmitz and the late Caitlin Kelley and Damian Cottner and Great-Great Grandmother of nine. Dear sister of the late James Higgins, Margaret Henenberg, Elizabeth Higgins, Frances Grzeskowiak and Catherine Rathgeber. Sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and long-time friend to Pat Thomann and many, many others.

Julia Anna was a source of joy and love in our lives, always wearing a smile. Her sharp mind and quick wit was matched only by her warm heart. She enjoyed spending time with her family, she especially cherished the time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren above all else. She was the life of the party and had a giggle that would bring a smile to everyone. If you challenged her to a game of rummy, most likely you would lose. After her early years as a swimsuit model-you could often find her engrossed in a good romance novel, playing bingo and completing crosswords puzzles with ease. She selflessly mastered the art of making mass quantities of perogies for her extended family at Christmas, despite not eating them herself. She holds the title of Elvis’ number one fan. Her love truly knew no bounds. She touched the hearts of everyone she met with her caring nature and cheerful personality. Julia Anna lived a long and beautiful life, leaving behind memories that will be cherished forever by those fortunate to know her. She was a remarkable beauty both inside and out. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Services: Visitation Thursday March 14th, 2024 at Kutis Funeral Home, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, Mehlville, MO 63129 from 4-8pm. Funeral Services Friday March 15th, 2024, 9:00 am in the Kutis Chapel. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.  100 Years Loved Celebration to follow at Andre’s South, 4254 Telegraph Road, St Louis, MO 63129. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to “BJC Hospice St. Louis” or the Dementia Society of America-Vascular-dementia. Thank you from our family for the love and prayers we received during this difficult journey. Special thanks to BJC Hospice for the loving care they provided to mom. Mom what a wonderful, loving world it was with you in.


4 thoughts on “Temares, Julia Anna”

  1. To Richard Temares and all of the Temares family and Friends, you have my most sincere condolences. She was very friendly and welcoming and she will be missed by all who loved her so much.
    Joan Cherry

  2. Anna was the light in a room. Her smile, laugh and wonderful sense of humor is what I’ll always remember. I was blessed to have gotten to know her while she lived at Concordia. My deepest sympathies to her entire family.

  3. We loved her as an aunt. She was fun, had a great sense of humor and was very loving.
    You will be missed greatly.

  4. Well MOM I guess you were ready to go. Even though I know you lived a long loving life, it is still hard to believe you are gone. Dad has been waiting over 37 years to be with you again. Dad, Brother Johnny, Grandma & son & daughter in -laws, grandsons, great granddaughter & great grandson, all your siblings, & all the many other family members & friends who left before you will be celebrating your 100 th bday with you upstairs while we will be celebrating you here


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