Memorials requested for St.John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort.
Marie Katherine Segelhorst, 91, of Gerald, Mo., passed away May 14, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Washington.
She was born Sept. 2, 1929, to James and Dorothy (Stipp) Deter in Gerald.
She was united in marriage to James (Moe) A. Segelhorst Dec. 30, 1950, at Boeuff Presbyterian Church in Gerald. He passed in Dec. of 1985.
Marie was baptized in 1929, at Boeuff Presbyterian Church in Gerald. She received her education at Gerald Elementary School and Union High School where she met her future husband. She worked at Gerald Medical Clinic as office manager for over 32 years. She and her husband lived on the Segelhorst family dairy farm for several years in Leslie before moving back to Gerald to their new home and raised their family.
She had been a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort since 1952, where she had been actively involved with the Ladies Aid, quilters, helped at countless church picnics and sausage dinners. She had been in charge of making the sausage gravy forever and has made many, many pies. She had held many positions in the Church and Ladies Aid.
She had volunteered her time for most of her life to church, PTA, the Gerald Library, Gerald Senior Center, Gerald Fire Department, Gerald Ambulance Association and to Meals on Wheels. She, like her neighbors, were mother's to all of the neighborhood children driving them for many miles to ball games, swimming lessons, school and church activities. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a "nurse" to many. In her spare time she enjoyed making pies, doing needlework and working in her yard and garden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Dorothy; husband, James; brother, John Deter; sister, Ruth Schoeberl; sister-in-law, Nancy Deter; and brother-in-law, Dr. C.B. Schoeberl.
She is survived by her sons, James H. Segelhorst and wife Brenda (Ritterbusch) of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Thomas K. Segelhorst and wife Pam (Starner) of Kingsport, Tenn.; grandchildren, Anthony Segelhorst and wife Athena of Lewis Center, Ohio, Gregory Segelhorst and wife Danielle of Worthington, Ohio and Robert Segelhorst and Michael Segelhorst of Kingsport, Tenn.; and great-grandchildren, Sophia, Lucas and Jovi Segelhorst.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 18 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort.
Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Craig Wehmeyer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Beaufort.
In lieu of flowers family requests memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church of Beaufort.
Please observe COVID restriction. Social distancing and masks are requested.