ORAN - Marcella Helen Schlitt died at 12:16 a.m. Aug. 31, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Oct. 5, 1920, in Kelso, daughter of the late George and Katie Glueck Scherer, she was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, where she belonged to St. Ann's Ladies Sodality and Oran Knights of Columbus KCette and was a Sikeston Eagles Auxiliary member.
On May 4, 1949, in New Hamburg she married Leon T. Schlitt, who died Jan. 23, 1979.
She was also preceded in death by: three brothers, Theon and Tony Scherer and Ben Millering; and five sisters, Colletta Menz, Caroline Robert, Alma Heuring, Peggy Heisserer and Irmina Scherer.
Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ken Schlitt and Don (Debbie) Schlitt of Oran; one daughter and son-in-law, Jolene (Sam) Felter of Benton; one brother, Cletus L. Scherer of Benton; one sister, Armella McClain of Kelso; nine grandchildren, Lee (Kim) Schlitt of Cape Girardeau, Douglas Felter of Bettendorf, Iowa, Michelle and Laura Felter of Benton, Jake and Ashton Schlitt of Portageville, and Tyler, Brooke and Blake Schlitt of Oran; and a special friend, Simon Bisher of Cape Girardeau.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Amick-Burnett Chapel in Oran. Guardian Angel Church will have a prayer service at 7 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus service.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Guardian Angel Catholic Church with the Rev. John Harth officiating.
Burial will follow in the Guardian Angel Cemetery.