Marie Ehlers

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Marie A. Holsten Ehlers

STOVER — Marie A. Holsten Ehlers, age 97, formerly of Stover, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at her home in Sedalia.

She was born December 26, 1916, in Stover, the oldest child of Rudy and Emma Hagenah Viebrock.

On October 20, 1935, Marie married Walter G. Holsten, who preceded her in death June 24, 1978. On July 1, 1983, Marie married Clarence A. Ehlers, who preceded her in death June 11, 1995.

She was a homemaker busy raising her three children. She was also a seamstress, working at Smithsons, Inc., in Stover, retiring after 26 years of employment.

Marie was a faithful and active member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Stover.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet Stratton, Sedalia; one stepson, C.L. (Judy) Ehlers, Cole Camp; daughters-in-law, Kaye Holsten, Independence and Joelle Holsten (Ray) Jones, Dixon; one brother, Calvin Viebrock, Stover; one sister, Irma (Ray) Kroeschen, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Her parents, two sons, Darrell and John Holsten, one stepson, Hubert Ehlers, son-in-law, Danny Stratton, two sisters, Mildred Nolting and Emmagene Witte and one grandson also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Stover with Vicar Gerald Kurka officiating. Interment will be in St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery in Stover.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Pauls Lutheran Church or School. Arrangements are under the direction of the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover.

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Stover, MO - Stover
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Published in from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2014