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Mark Phillip Viers

Mark Phillip Viers, 68, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 5:51 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at his home in Palmyra.

Mark was born Jan. 4, 1953, in St. Louis County, Mo., to Ivan Michael and Lucy B. Cleary Viers.

Mark Phillip Viers

Survivors include his ex-wife, Lou Ann Cary (Jenkins); children, Tracy Amber Viers, Jenette Deann Geisendorfer (Jerran); Tina Maureen Viers, and Molly Marie Howell (Brently); daughter-in-law, Christina Viers; grandchildren, Sean Ethan Toliver, Ivan Keith Potts, Wylie James Miller, David Ray Geisendorfer, Ava Jo Geisendorfer, Leonard Carl Geisendorfer, Macy Ann Viers, Atlas Alexander Viers and Isla Joy Viers; brother, Dennis Viers (Kathy); and sisters, Nancy Bauman, Mary Viers and Jeri Sue Freeman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Evan Michael Viers; five brothers, Tim Viers, Jon Viers, Roger Viers, and twins, Ivan and Mike Viers; and three sisters, Lucy (Toots) Sammelman, Shirley VanOver and Marie Ferguson.

Mark joined the United States Army to serve his country, after which, he worked for the Veterans Administration in Columbia while achieving his bachelor of political science degree from MU. He then began a lifelong career with the United States Postal Service, serving in Columbia and Hazelwood, Mo. and Quincy, Ill., before working in Palmyra where he retired as postmaster in 2008.

An avid outdoorsman, Mark was thrilled to travel around the United States, checking out the scenery and hiking wherever his travels took him. A man of nature, he was drawn to the beauty of the outdoors. 

He liked to be in the know with world events and would always stay up-to-date on political world scenes.

More than anything, Mark cherished his family and spending time with his kids and grandkids, never missing an important event in their lives.

A celebration service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. A dinner will be held at Hall’s Hall following the service.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering and life celebration that will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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