September 13, 2023

Mrs. Marie Lange, 97, of the Country Aire Retirement Estates in Lewistown, Mo., formerly of Ewing, Mo., died September 9, 2023 in the home.

She was born February 11, 1926 in East St. Louis, Ill., a daughter of Fred and Mary Scharf Knepper. She married Henry W. Lange on November 4, 1947 in Pocahontas, Ark. He died in 1983.

Marie was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved to travel with Vera and Bob Krietemyer and went to many states, she also loved her dog Pup Pup. Marie was a former member of the Asbury United Methodist Church near Steffenville and after its closing became a member of the Durham United Methodist Church. She had worked four years at Continental Can in East St. Louis, 15 years at International Shoe Factory in Quincy, Ill., and 23 years for Harris Corporation where she retired.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Jo Ann Forhan of O’Fallon, Ill., Carol Descours of Paris France, Shirley Snyder of Belleville, Ill., Donald Ballard of Collinsville, Ill., Richard Ballard of Springfield, Mo., Terry Nichols of Viola, Ill., Karen Lange Bugh of Ewing, Mo., Kathy Lange Elder of Canton, Mo., and Carla Lange Corbin of Quincy, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and three sisters.

Graveside services and burial will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ewing Memorial Cemetery in Ewing with Pastor Rusty Shultz officiating.

Pallbearers: Chris Bugh, Stephanie Bugh, Jason Johnston, Kendra Speer, Darien Bugh and Nicholas Bugh.

Visitation will be held Sept. 13, 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Durham United Methodist Church or to the Country Aire Retirement Estates.
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