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Maryann F Backes

May 14, 1936 — January 21, 2017

Maryann F Backes

Maryann F. Backes, age 80, of Jefferson City, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Westphalia Hills Retirement Center.

Maryann was born on May 14, 1936, in Wardsville, a daughter to the late Clarence and Grace Schepker.

Maryann was a 1954 graduate of Linn High School.

On June 23, 1956, she was united in marriage to Hugo Martin Backes at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. He survives at Westphalia Hills Retirement Center.

In addition to being a homemaker, Maryann was employed at Osage County Welfare Office, News Tribune and Missouri Department of Revenue until her retirement from the State in 2005 after 23 years of service.

Maryann enjoyed fishing, going to “the boat”, jigsaw puzzles, living at the river and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her spouse of 60 years, Maryann is survived by: six children, Leon Backes and his wife Linda of Meta, Sandy Schaefer of Jefferson City, Randy Backes and his wife Debbie of Taos, Doug Backes and his wife Betty of Westphalia, Jeff Backes and his wife Sandy of Eugene, and Brenda Sims and her husband Tim of Jefferson City; 14 grandchildren, Kim (Brian) Lueckenotte, Brad (Angel) Backes, Kelly (Jason) Pokorny, Jessica (Mark) Courtney, Jesse (Rebecca) Vogel, Josie (Grant) Townsend, Kelsey Schaefer, Stacey (Matt) Singer, Travis (Amy) Backes, Ryan Backes, Jamie (Josh) Weeks, Cory (Michelle) Backes, Gracie Backes, and Devin Backes, 24 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Maryann Backes and one sister, Evelyn (Schepker) Thoenen.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek with Fr. Louis Nelen as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)

www.mortonchapel.com


SERVICES
Visitation

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
147 County Road 402
Loose Creek, Mo 65054

Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
147 County Road 402
Loose Creek, Mo 65054

Interment

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
11:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery
Highway A
Bonnots Mill, Mo 65016

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