Gabriele Philipp, 67, of Dearborn, Missouri (formally of Riverside, Missouri) passed away Friday, January 6, 2023. Gabriele was born December 15, 1955, to Georg and Ursula (Mueller) Moerscher in Trier, Germany.
Gabriele worked as a Senior Underwriter for over thirty years at Forrest T. Jones Insurance Company.
Gabriele had a passion for gardening and a love for all walks of life; all creatures great and small with a special fondness for cats, dogs, and birds. She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and had recently begun teaching them to speak German.
Every couple of years Gabriele visited Birkenfeld, Germany where she would spend time with family and friends. Her sister Andrea who still resides in Germany, relishes the memory of Gabriele teaching her how to swim, and that they always stuck together no matter what. The family enjoyed playing their favorite card game Spades. You could find them at one of Gabriele’s favorite spots in Germany relaxing and enjoying her favorite libations at The Gin Bar. Her favorite pub in Germany was Charlie’s Place.
However, her favorite time was spent with her son when she was his Troop Leader from the time Michael was a cub scout all the way to the highest level being an Eagle Scout. She was very proud of Michael earning the title of Eagle Scout and receiving the highest honor by being inducted in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.
Gabriele was preceded in death by her soulmate and friend Terry Sechser and both parents. She is survived by her only son Michael Philipp and his wife Misty; three grandchildren Keanna, Jase, and Mila; a sister Andrea “Andy” Moerscher and her husband Juergen Schug; a sister-in-law and longtime friend Cathy Philipp; and extended family Sharon, Thomas, and John.
A private Celebration of Life for Gabriele and Terry will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter “F.O.P.A.S” Memories of Gabriele and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.