Alice M. Voss, age 88 of Linn, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at her residence.
Alice was born October 6, 1925, in Linn, a daughter to the late John and Angela (Rehagen) Balkenbusch.
Alice was a 1944 graduate of Linn High School and lifelong area resident.
On May 21, 1946, she was united in marriage to Arthur M. "Art" Voss at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1999.
After high school, Alice taught at Mt. Ariel School for a year. She then went to work at the Osage County ASCS office as a clerk. She later worked as a switchboard operator at Linn Technical College and as a secretary and bookkeeper at St. George Parish until her retirement. Alice decided that retirement was not for her, so she took a job at the Osage County Country Club and found she truly enjoyed it so much that she continued the job for many years.
Alice was a member of St. George Catholic Church, St. Ann's Ladies Sodality and Western Catholic Union.
She enjoyed embroidery, gardening, raising strawberries, and taking care of her wildflowers and roses. Alice always said that "where roses grow, there is love growing too".
Alice is survived by: two sons, Allen Voss of Boonville and Harvey Voss and his wife Darla of Linn; three daughters, Gerrie Madsen and her husband Mike of Jefferson City, Kathy Branson and her husband Greg of Linn, and Arlene Vogel of Linn; daughter-in-law, Ginny Voss of Kansas City, MO; one brother, Albert Balkenbusch and his wife Rose of Linn; one sister, Betty Thoenen and her husband Philip of Loose Creek; 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren with another due in August, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents and spouse of 52 years, she was preceded in death by two sons, Ron Voss and Terry Voss.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Morton Chapel in Linn with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. John Schmitz and Fr. I.C. Medina as Con-celebrants. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George School.