Marie Margaret Hentges, 100, of St. Martins, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Heisinger Bluffs.
She was born March 11, 1918, in Lohman, Missouri, the daughter of the late Fred Garret and Clara Margaret (Limbach) Meller.
She was united in marriage on September 28, 1943, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martins to Louis Henry Hentges who preceded her in death on September 14, 2012.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church and the church quilting club.
Marie was very content on the farm and caring for her children and their home. She worked hard in the garden, kitchen and was an excellent cook. She spent hours picking out her own black walnuts to use in her baking. From her mother, she inherited several Christmas cactus plants that she multiplied into many pots. She had a knack for making them grow and shared with many family and friends.
Survivors include four children, Marilyn Hagerman, Columbia; Harold (Cecilia) Hentges, Jefferson City; Cecilia (Kenneth) Rademan, Koeltztown; Henry (Rita) Hentges, Freeburg; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren;1 great-great-grandson; and one brother, Clarence Meller, Lohman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a great-grandson, Matthew Wadley; son-in-law, Jerry Hagerman; one sister and her husband, Helen (Ralph) Kircher; four brothers and their wives, Sylvester (Mildred) Meller, Lawrence (Betty) Meller, Roy Meller, Henry (June and later Rose) Meller; and one sister-in-law, Rita Meller.
Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at St. Martin Catholic Church, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Additional visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018, at St. Martin Catholic Church with the Rev. Mark Porterfield officiating.
Burial will be in St. Martin Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Martin Catholic Church, 7148 St. Martins Blvd., Jefferson City, Missouri 65109.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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