Mary W. Ellebracht, 89, of Pilot Grove, died Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia after a short illness.
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She was born May 18, 1924, in Florissant MO, to Bernard and Margaret (Henke) Foeller. On August 2, 1947, in Florissant, she married Joseph Ellebracht, who preceded her in death on November 4, 1978. Mary loved to quilt and crochet to pass her time. She also volunteered at Katy Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Altar Society, Daughter's of Isabella, and Pilot Grove Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her ten children-Joe (Margaret) Ellebracht of Sedalia; Charles (Joyce) Ellebracht of Liberty; Marie (Bob) Ivnik of Rochester, MN; Clare (George) Flamank of Richmond; David (Tammy) Ellebracht of Boonville; Ralph (Rita Ann) Ellebracht of Blackwater; Diane (Bill) Betteridge of Bunceton; Jenny (late Gary) Alpers of Prairie Home; Gary (Debbie) Ellebracht of Boonville; Rita (Bobby) Thomas of Bunceton; 24 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; one brother-Martin Foeller and one sister-JoAnn Meiners, both of St. Louis County.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother-Ralph Foeller; five sisters-Rose Heidotten, Sister Fides Foeller, Sister Christine Foeller, Helen Lohman, and Peggy Dwiggins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove, with burial in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.
Visitation will also be from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the church, with a rosary at 5:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph Catholic Church or Cemetery.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Jan. 20 to Jan. 29, 2014