Mary Helen Vaterlaus, age 61 of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at University Hospital in Columbia.
Mary was born March 22, 1954, in Minneapolis, MN, a daughter to the late Leroy and Loraine (Nelson) Bracher.
Mary received her GED and worked several years for Walmart in Jefferson City.
On September 9, 1993, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Gary Vaterlaus in Jefferson City. He preceded her in death on May 16, 1999.
Mary enjoyed painting, gardening, fishing, sitting outside watching and feeding the birds, and loved the mountains. She was interested in anything to do with Scotland and Ireland. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Mary is survived by: two sons, Cody Taylor of Eldon, and Mike Miller and wife Amy of Russellville; two daughters, Angela Flora and her husband Frank of Moyock, NC, and Sierra Thomas and her fiancAC.e Jeff Linville of Brazito; 13 grandchildren, Grea, Lexi, Ethan, Stephanie, Damian, Bryce, Chandler, Ian, Kaitlyn, Brooklynn, Reese, Rylee, and Ashten.
In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Darrell and Terry Bracher.
A celebration of Mary's life will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Mary Helen Vaterlaus.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)