Cora C. Muenks, age 97 of Loose Creek, passed away January 5, 2011, at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn.
Cora was born on September 22, 1913 in Loose Creek, a daughter to the late William and Katherine (Trucker) Orscheln. She attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Loose Creek.
On November 19, 1935, she was united in marriage to Ben H. Muenks in Loose Creek. He preceded her in death on April 12, 1977.
Cora was a lifelong area resident of Loose Creek and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, St. Ann's Sodality, the sewing circle and Catholic Knights of America.
Cora was a homemaker and loving mother. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include: two sons, Sylvester Muenks and his wife Mary Lou and Norman Muenks and his wife Judy, all of Loose Creek; three daughters, Mary Ann Luebbert and her husband Raymond of Jefferson City, Lucille Peters and her husband Leon, and Jeanette Lock and her husband Carl, all of Loose Creek; one sister, Angeline Lock of Jefferson City; one brother, Joe Orscheln of Loose Creek; one sister-in-law, Anna Orscheln of Jefferson City; 18 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, one step great grandchild, two great great grandchildren and one step great great grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband Ben, Cora was preceded in death by: two great grandchildren, Jessica Kremer and Logan Miles; four brothers, Hugo Orscheln, Henry Orscheln, Charles Orscheln and George Orscheln; five sisters, Bertha Backes, Irene Haslag, Gertrude Haslag, Olivia Eickhoff and Luella Kliethermes.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011, at Morton Chapel in Linn where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 8, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek with Fr. Don Antweiler as the Celebrant and Fr. I.C. Medina and Fr. Richard Cronin as Concelebrants. Interment will follow at the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church or the Alzheimer's