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St George Catholic Church
Saturday June 12th, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm

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St George Catholic Church
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R. Marian Ortbals

R. Marian Ortbals, age 67 of Linn, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021, at her residence.

Marian was born January 23, 1954, in Jefferson City, a daughter to the late Robert Ray and Mary Joan (Beller) Kellogg.

Marian was a 1972 graduate of Linn High School and a graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City with a degree in Criminal Justice.

On July 7, 1973, she was united in marriage to Tom Ortbals at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. He survives at their home.

Marian was employed for 32 years with the Missouri Department of Corrections retiring in 2011 due to health reasons.

She was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn, Eagles Club in Jefferson City, and the Personnel Club at Jefferson City Correctional Center.

Marian was an avid diet coke drinker and enjoyed making cakes, photography, crocheting, playing card games on the computer, ordering purses online, watching crime shows on television, traveling, and shooting guns. She was very artistic. After her stroke she was known for dropping f…..bombs.

In addition to her spouse of 47 years, she is survived by: a daughter, Danielle Howard and her husband Jeff of Linn; a son, T.J. Ortbals and his wife Staci of Columbia; three grandchildren, Bridgette Howard, Caleb and Joshua Ortbals; two brothers, Robert Kellogg II and his wife Patricia of Ballwin and John Kellogg and his wife Jolene of Roach; one sister, Melanie Donovan and her husband William of Linn; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Kevin Kellogg.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. Colin Franklin as Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Samaritan Center in Jefferson City.

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

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Tom - We are so sorry for the loss of your wife. The few times we have been around her, it was always a lot of fun. She always had something to say and was very jovial. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Our prayers and sympathy are with you and your family. Gerald (Doc) and Marsha Taylor

Gerald (Doc) and Marsha Taylor Jun 19 2021 12:00 AM

I work with Marion in corrections for many years. We were very good friends and she was a wonderful person. She came to Virginia to visit me after I retired and she always supported me in anyway. Ive visited her once in Linn And I treasured her friendship. She left this world too soon.

Jo Ann Mertens Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM

I met Marion through working with the DOC. She was always my go to person when I needed help with my mouth. She was there when I needed uplifted or just a hey Sue Wild Bill at work toi? lol. Thats what my husbands name is at JCCC. He wirked with her too. I will miss you my dear friend. Thanks for being a part of mine and Sgt w. greens life. Fly high beautiful Lady. Love you and miss you

Sue green Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM

I went to school with Marion, she was such a happy out going person Marion will be missed Prayers to all of your family

Donna L Heet Haslag Jun 2 2021 12:00 AM

Marian was a wonderful woman. She did my wedding pictures for my wedding in 2007, also did our family pics each and every time we had them done and she always went above and beyond. I remember she would always get on me about my smile as I wouldnt smile enough. She will be missed dearly. Fly high beautiful lady.

Brandy Peoples Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

My first impression of Marian while working for DOC was Wow ~ Shes a force to be reckoned with! As I became more acquainted with her, I grew to love her as a friend and valued co-worker I was eternally grateful to Marian for sharing her immeasurable wisdom and years of experience with me, which always stood me in good stead during my 22+ years inside. May Gods peace and comfort be with Marians family during this sad time

Louisa Bolinger Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

We will miss you dear friend. Had some really good times together! And yes you could drop the f... bomb pretty good. Never thought I would hear that from you but it still made me smile. You have gone to your well deserved peace. Tom, Danielle and Bridgette you guys were the best the last 10 years. God bless you and keep you in His loving arms. Love Chris and Gary Schaefer

Chris and Gary Schaefer Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

Marian took me under her wings at MSP in 96. I was just 21 yrs old but Marian saw potential in me. I'll always love her for this!

Patches Johnson Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

Tom and family, you have my deepest sympathy! I am blessed and forever changed by my time working with Marion at ACC. She had such a great love of life, family and friends. Oh the stories she told! She had such an amazing way of just making a day better by just being "her". May the Lord bless you with great comfort and peace! Renee Clardy

Renee Clardy Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

Always friendly, always smiling. The world will miss her.

Jack Osborne Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

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