Meta Neumann Feist

Meta Neumann Feist, died August 15, 2014 in her home in Chesterfield, Mo. Born February 2, 1922 Meta escaped Nazi Germany in 1938 with her mother, Sophie Neumann and sister, Gerti Strauss and settled in St. Louis where she worked in the needle trades. In 1941 Meta married Martin Feist and together they built a life in Collinsville, Ill. There they owned and operated the Mary Ann Shop, an upscale high style women’s clothing store. A talented seamstress and knitter, Meta enjoyed golf and was a skilled bridge player. Meta’s charm, kindness and generosity to others endeared her to all who knew her. In addition to her husband, mother, and sister, Meta was predeceased by her brothers, Marcel Newman, and Kurt Neumann. She is survived by her daughters, Vivian Feist Garfein (fiancé Mike Abram) and Ellen Mandel (Craig Mandel); Rabbi Stanley J. Garfein (former son-in-law); grandchildren, Cantor Rebecca Garfein (Marvin Gellman), Dr. Susanna Garfein (Ross Goldstein), Elliot Mandel and Jordan Mandel; great grandsons, Max and Jake Gellman, and Bram Feist Goldstein as well as her nieces Rita Worth (Barry Worth) and Carol Shook (Rabbi Mark Shook) and nephew Burton Newman (Representative Stacey Newman). Funeral service Monday, August 18, 11:00 AM at Temple Israel in the May Chapel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive (Ladue and Spoede Roads) with interment to follow at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 650 White Road. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10950 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63146. Rindskopf-Roth