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Mary Ann Blaske


Mary Ann Blaske, 97, of Owensville, Mo. passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Stonebridge of Owensville.

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She was born on June 21, 1926, to Bernard Henry and Pauline (Schell) Plassmeyer in Argyle. She was united in marriage on September 14, 1950, to Eugene William Blaske at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville.

Mary Ann was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville, where she had been a member of the Lady’s Sodality, the Quilting Guild, and a Eucharist minister for the nursing homes. She had also volunteered as an election judge and enjoyed doing volunteer work for the community. She was the first-ever Owensville High School Homecoming Queen.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Pauline; husband, Eugene; and siblings, Jerry Plassmeyer and wife Eleanor and Betty Biermann and husband, Clarence.

She is survived by her children, Suzanne “Suzie” Farris and husband James of St. Louis; Paula Belloir and husband Roger of Roseburg, Oregon; Jeff Blaske and wife Brenda of Defiance; and Randy Blaske and wife Stephanie of Mt. Sterling; grandchildren, Laura Schuffman and husband Noah, Daniel Farris and wife Erica, Sarah Belloir, Joseph Belloir, Ashley Souers and husband Jim, Brittany Fariss and husband Ryan; great-grandchildren, Rhys and Isla Schuffman and Avery and Henry Farris; and children of Randy and Stephanie, Machaelie Hennington and husband Tom, Kristen Charboneau and Macey Broeder and husband Christopher.

Visitation: Saturday, March 9, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville.
Funeral: Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville, with Fr. Philip Kane officiating.
Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorials: Donors choice.