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Mary C. Kuntemeyer

Mary C. Kuntemeyer, 95, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 2:56 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra.

Mary was born June 22, 1925, in Hannibal, Mo., to Charles P. and Rose Ann Ham Pollitt. She was married to Herbert F. Kuntemeyer on April 20, 1947, at Mt. Zion Christian Church in Hannibal. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2004.

Mary C. Kuntemeyer

Survivors include her son, Rodney Kuntemeyer (Ginny), Palmyra; daughter, Marilyn Kuntemeyer, Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Josh Crane, Palmyra; and Levi Kuntemeyer, Branson, Mo.; and great-grandchild, Rowan Crane, Troy, Mo.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband; children, Nancy Kuntemeyer Baskett and Wayne Kuntemeyer; brothers, Charles Pollitt (Margaret), Marion Pollitt (Eileen) and Raymond Pollitt (Allene); sister, Virginia Gould (Robert); brother-in-law, Howard Kuntemeyer (Marjorie); and sister-in-law, Mary Buckwalter (Art).

Mary was a lifetime resident of rural Palmyra on the family farm as a mother, homemaker and farm wife. She graduated as valedictorian of the Hannibal Senior High class of 1943. 

She loved her community and was a 4-H leader for many years. Her love of Jesus and her faith kept her active in her church and worship services as well. Mary was a lifetime member of Mt. Zion Christian Church.

Mary enjoyed traveling and hosting family dinners. Always social, she enjoyed having company and visiting family and friends. Her eyes would light up anytime she had an opportunity to spend time with her grandsons, Levi and Josh, and great-granddaughter, Rowan.

Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Pastor Steve Barker will officiate. Burial to follow serves at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Pallbearers will be Rich Seward, Kevin Pollitt, Kenny Lovelace, Steve Kiefaber, Dick Disselhorst and Howard Disselhorst.

Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Crane, Levi Kuntemeyer and Rowan Crane.

Friends and family are invited to Mary‘s life celebration at a visitation from 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Fabius Community House or Maple Lawn Auxiliary.

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