CHARLESTON - Marguerite Dean Love, 91, died at 12:15 p.m. March 8, 2005, at her residence in Charleston.
Born March 27, 1913, in Cairo, Ill., to Stephen and Louise Dean, she moved in 1937 to Charleston where she became an active member of St. Henry Catholic Church, working in fund-raising activities for various church and church school projects. Also she was an active member of the American Cancer Society, the Southern Foundation, Mississippi County Historical Society, Charleston's Dogwood Azalea Festival and the Mississippi County Democratic Party. In 1989 she was honored as Charleston's Woman of the Year, for her dedication and service to various groups as well as her business skills when she assumed presidency of the family farm corporation, overseeing 2,400 acres following her husband's death.
On March 27, 1937, she married Charles William Love, who preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1970. Two brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are: one daughter, Ellen Dean Glass Jr. of Charleston; two grandchildren and two grandchildren-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Richard Henderson of Dallas, Texas, and William Love and Meg Glass of Germantown, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren, Charles Bruce Henderson, Margaret Elizabeth Henderson, Spencer Love and Perry Brasfield.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston until time for a Funeral Mass at 7 p.m. Monsignor Richard Rolwing, senior pastor in residence, will serve as celebrant.
Private graveside committal rites will be conducted by Monsignor Stephen Schneider, V.G., pastor of St. Henry Catholic Church, on Thursday at the IOOF Cemetery under the direction of the McMikle Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Marshall III, Martin Stallings, Bart Stallings, John Fuchs, David Williams, Bob Fuchs and Randy Thompson.
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Memorial contributions may be made to:
St. Henry Catholic Church School, 306 Court St.
Charleston, MO 63834
American Cancer Society
in care of Jeannie Rolwing
1306 State St.
Charleston, MO 63834