R. Marian (Kellogg) Ortbals

January 23, 1954 ~ May 30, 2021 (age 67)


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)

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June 12, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St George Catholic Church
611 E. Main St
Linn, MO 65051

Mass of Christian Burial
June 12, 2021

12:00 PM
St George Catholic Church
611 E. Main St
Linn, MO 65051


Samaritan Center
1310 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City MO 65101
Tel: 1-573-634-7776

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