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St George Catholic Church
Thursday September 9th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

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St George Catholic Church
Thursday September 9th, 2021
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Mary Lois Arbes

Mary L. Arbes, age 84 of Linn, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Tipton Oaks Manor in Tipton.

Mary was born December 1, 1936, in Hydro, Oklahoma, a daughter to the late Alois and Wilhelmina “Maggie” (Henzler) Arbes.

She was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in Jefferson City and a graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in St. Joseph, MO where she received her RN degree.

Mary served in the United States Air Force Nurses Corp from 1959 until 1961. She also was employed at St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and various other hospitals in the area.

She was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn, St. Ann’s Ladies Sodality, Association of Operating Room Nurses A.O.R.N. and National Association of Orthopedic Nursing N.A.O.R.

Mary enjoyed fishing, traveling, and singing in the choir at St. George Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by: one niece, Marla Nilges and her husband Tom of Jefferson City; one nephew, Darin Arbes of Bonnots Mill; two great nephews, Bryton Nilges of Springfield and Conner Nilges of Jefferson City; as well as numerous cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Martin Arbes and his wife Gail and one nephew, Paul Arbes.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Noon with Fr. Tony Rinaldo as the Celebrant. Interment will be in St. George Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Mary Lois was one of my fun and congenial classmates in nursing school. May she finally rest in peace.

Anna Templin Sep 7 2021 10:07 PM

Mary was a classmate of mine in St George School at Linn, Mo. We remain friend but lost contact with each other in last 10 years. She was a friendly person and we always visited each other as we past in running errands. She was caring lady. I always looked for her at the Picnic in Linn. I will miss her soft spoken voice n smile. God needed another good person. Sorry to get family which I did not know

Elizabeth (Betsy Voss) Edwards Sep 7 2021 2:13 PM