Mary Louise Distler, 91, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, at her residence surrounded by family.
She was born June 5, 1930, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Leo Carl and Pauline Wilhelmina (Cremer) Schmitz.
Mary was a 1948 graduate of St. Peter High School.
She was married on May 21, 1949, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City to Louis Lawrence Distler, who preceded her in death on December 28, 2001.
Mary worked as a factory worker at Tweedie Shoe Factory and later McGraw Edison (Shop Smith). She then worked in the Immaculate Conception Grade School cafeteria for several years.
Mary was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Ann Sodality, and the Legion of Mary. She was an avid bowler, playing on two teams when she was eighty-five years old, and she enjoyed quilting.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel (Sue) Distler, Shawnee, Kansas; and Stephen (Linda) Distler, Jefferson City; a daughter-in-law, Vicki Schoonover, California; eight grandchildren, Michelle Distler, Christy Distler, Eric (Julie) Distler, Kim (Joe) Plassmeyer, Cara (Josh) Sandbothe, Kyle (Lauren) Distler, Michael (Laura) Distler, and Christopher (Whitney) Distler; nineteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Anna May) Schmitz, Jefferson City; and a sister-in-law, Eva Mae Distler, Jefferson City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis; a son, Jerry Distler; two brothers, Jerome (Marian) Schmitz and Leo Henry (Betty Lou) Schmitz; and two sisters, Margaret (Leo) Savarino and Dolores (Harry) Schetzler.
Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., April 26, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., April 26, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Donald J. Antweiler officiating.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Hospice Compassus, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City is in charge of arrangements.
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