Mary M. (Backes) Haslag

July 23, 1939 ~ March 2, 2020 (age 80)

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Mary M. Haslag, age 80 of Linn, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Boone Hospital in Columbia surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born on July 23, 1939, in Loose Creek, a daughter to the late Herman and Elizabeth (Rustemeyer) Backes.

Mary was a 1957 graduate of Fatima High School.

On April 19, 1958, she was united in marriage to Charles L. Haslag at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.  He preceded her in death on June 10, 2018. 

Mary and her husband, Charles, were lifelong farmers raising cattle, turkeys, hogs, chickens and mules.  They also owned and operated Town and Country TV in Linn and sold real estate around the Linn area.

She was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn.

Mary enjoyed deer and mushroom hunting, fishing, loved being outdoors, growing vegetables, canning, and flower gardening.  She loved playing practical jokes on family and friends, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.   

Mary is survived by: one son, Charles (Diane) Haslag of Loose Creek; four daughters, Deborah (Terry) Smith of Loose Creek, Charlotte (Tom) Neuner of Linn, Sharon (Kenny) Kliethermes of Linn, and Lori (John) Knollmeyer of Linn; twelve grandchildren, Travis Lumpkin, Kristen (Nick) Schmidt, Tom (Lauren) Neuner, Emily (Brian) Talken, Sarah (Kurt) Uthe, Ryan Kliethermes, Adam Knollmeyer, Jonathan (Sherry) Knollmeyer, Kenneth Knollmeyer, and Jacob, Clayton, and Allison Haslag; nine great grandchildren, Liza Neuner, Claire and Charlotte Schmidt, Elena and Eleanor Talken, Ella and Dawson Uthe, Everett and Owen Knollmeyer; two step grandchildren, Nick (Jessica) Smith and Jessica Boldt; one step great grandchild, Wyatt Smith; a brother, Hubert Backes and his wife Joan of Loose Creek; two sisters, Agatha Haslag of Centertown and Eleanor Scheppers and her husband Louis of Taos; two sisters-in-law, Janice Backes of Loose Creek and Carleen Peitzmeyer of Linn; along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and spouse of 60 years, Mary was preceded in death by: three brothers, Ben, Hugo and John Backes and a great grandchild, Noah Uthe.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Morton Chapel in Linn. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. Daniel Merz as the Celebrant. Private family interment will follow at a later date. 

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)

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March 4, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St. / P.O. Box 77
Linn, MO 65051

Mass of Christian Burial
March 5, 2020

11:00 AM
St George Catholic Church
611 E. Main St
Linn, MO 65051

Private Interment


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