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Mary Ellen Wilde

November 16, 1942 - July 18, 2013

Mrs. Mary Ellen Wilde, age 70 years, of Mary's Home, Mo., formerly of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at St. Mary's Health Center. Mary was born November 16, 1942, in Jefferson City, Mo., a daughter of Raymond F. and Frances M. Wekenborg Prenger. She was married on October 26, 1963, in Jefferson City, Mo. to Delbert E. Wilde. A life-long resident of the central Missouri area, Mary was a 1960 graduate of Helias High School and attended Lincoln University. Mary was employed for over 40 years with McDowell Realty prior to her retirement in 2010. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City, and after moving to Mary's Home, she became a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church. Mary was a den leader with Boy Scout Troop 4 at St. Peter Catholic Church. She cherished time with her family and always supported her three sons as they were growing up. She also enjoyed watching game shows and the occasional trip to the Isle of Capri in Boonville. Survivors include: her husband of almost 50 years, Delbert Wilde; three sons, Tom Wilde and his wife Barbara of Jefferson City, Mo., Tony Wilde and his wife Lori of Jefferson City, Mo., and Andy Wilde and his wife Amy of Jefferson City, Mo.; one sister, Ruth Gurwell and her husband Alan of Leawood, Kan.; two brothers, Don Prenger and his wife Pat of Jefferson City, Mo. and John Prenger and his wife Cecilia of Taos, Mo.; and seven grandchildren, Aaron Wilde, Kristin Wilde, Josh Wilde, Sarah Wilde, Megan Wilde, Morgan Wilde, and Karlie Wilde. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, with a prayer service to be conducted at 3:30 p.m. in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend I.C. Medina officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Mary's Home, Mo. with the Reverend Basil Eruo officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Our Lady of the Snows Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com

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