Opal Marie Falkenbach, 84, of St. Joseph, MO

Published 06/23 2014 09:06AM

Updated 06/23 2014 09:08AM

Opal Marie Falkenbach, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at a local health care center.

Marie was born September 22, 1929 to Elroy and Hattie (Palmer) Hiskey in Iowa.

Marie lived most of her life in St. Joseph where she spent 47 years of marriage with Wilbur Falkenbach until his passing in 2012. She was a seamstress and worked for several companies. Marie was a Christian. She had a very kind heart of loved all of her family and friends. She also enjoyed dancing.

Preceding her in death is her husband Wilbur; her parents; four brothers, Edward, Galen, Walter, and Wayne Hiskey and two sisters, Florence (Adams) Cunningham and Mary Iva Banks.

Survivors includer two sisters, Laura Ripper of St. Joseph and Verla Jean Newton of Wathena, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews. Ms. Falkenbach has been cremated under direction of Clark-Sampson Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Clark-Sampson Funeral Home with visitation prior to service from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A private inurnment will take place at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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