Mary Philippa Altheuser, 91, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Oak Tree Villas.
She was born on December 21, 1929, in Westphalia, the daughter of the late Herman Gustave and Mary Wilimenia (Kleffner) Altheuser.
She was a 1948 graduate of Our Lady of Help High School in Frankenstein, Missouri.
She was employed with the Missouri State Division of Employment Security as a clerk typist III for forty-five years, retiring in 1994.
Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Sewing Circle. Later, when she moved to Jefferson City, she became a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.
An accomplished seamstress, Mary made clothing for her many nieces, and enjoyed Search and Find books. She loved to crochet and once she moved to Oak Tree Villas, she was happy to teach many of the ladies.
Survivors include one sister, Caroline Starke, Frankenstein; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews; and great-great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Jonathon Altheuser; brothers, Edward Altheuser, Bernard (Virginia) Altheuser and Albert Altheuser; sisters, Clara Altheuser, Agnes Altheuser, and Loretta Altheuser; and a brother-in-law, Donald Starke.
Visitation will be 10-11:00 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia with the Rev. Anthony J. Viviano celebrating.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Westphalia is in charge of the arrangements.
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