Marceline Simerly passed in her sleep on December 2, 2017.
She was born March 17, 1923, near Barnard, Missouri. She graduated high school from Maryville, Missouri in 1940 and began working in the Nodaway County prosecutors office.
She married Delmar in 1942 in Washington D.C., where he was stationed in the Army and she worked in the legal division of Federal Housing. While Delmar was overseas, she worked for several attorneys in Maryville.
Upon Delmars return in 1946, they farmed in the Fillmore area for 28 years. Delmar passed in 1974 and Marceline moved into Fillmore, where she lived for 20 years. While living in Fillmore, she was an active and dedicated member of her community, serving on the following: VFW Auxiliary, Water Board, Cemetery Board, MO-KAN Board, Andrew County Senior Center Board, Antioch Christian Church Board, Shady Lawn Nursing Home Board, Fillmore Town Council, and Fillmore Mayor for five years.
She moved to St. Joseph in 1998. In her spare time she was an avid Royals and Nascar fan, photographer, and traveled to Yuma, Arizona, for winters.
Preceded in death by: her parents, Delbert and Thelma Icke; brother, Vancil; husband, Delmar; sons, Kirby and Reggie.
Survived by: daughter, Babs (Pat Willoughby), St. Joseph; seven grandchildren, Regina (Brian) Stevens, Kansas City, Missouri, Tina (Heath) Bonnett, Hemple, Missouri, Ladina (Kevin) Lee, LaHarpe, Kansas, Kalina (Dan) Hoehn, St. Louis, Missouri, Cassie (Jason) Kruse, San Jose, California, Caleb (Ginny) Landess, San Ramon, California, and step-grandson, Kane Simerly Mueller, Savannah, Missouri; 11 great-grand- children; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She leaves behind many family and friends, whom she loved dearly. She was a devoted Christian and trusted God in all facets of life.
Visitation to be held, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 8th, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home (1010 Highway 71 S, Savannah, MO).
Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday, December 9, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.