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Marianne Seelinger, 66, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, Saturday, June 28, 1947, near Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Clarence Edward and Anna Blanche Beasley Veach. She departed this life at 5:10 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the Kansas City Hospice House.
On September 17, 1967, she was united in marriage to Lyle Jacob Seelinger in Lone Jack, Missouri. He preceded her in death on September 17, 2012.
Marianne was employed as a stenographer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Lee's Summit. She later owned and operated Rocking Chair Hobbies. She was a gifted artist, needle pointer and craftswomen; she and Lyle shared their crafts at Dollywood and Silver Dollar City.
She was a life member of Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of Cooties Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was Ladies Auxiliary President 2006-2009, and also served on numerous positions as chairman for various programs in the Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Lone Jack Christian Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Lone Jack Saddle Club. Most notably Marianne and Lyle worked tirelessly for the Veterans Service Officer Program.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather James Maxwell Underwood, and an infant brother Eddie Lee Veach.
She is survived by two brother-in-laws, Larry (and Elzora) Seelinger of Pleasant Hill, and Gerald (and Patty) Seelinger of Warrensburg, Missouri; one sister-in-law Roma (and Laverne) Webb of Adrian, Missouri; her special friends Michael and Catherine Stephens of Lee's Summit, Missouri; her "grandkids" Lauren Stephens and Cayden Stephens, both of Lee's Summit; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the funeral home. Reverend's Michael Stephens and Shelby Seelinger officiated. Interment was in the Strasburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Buggs, Douglas Daily, Charles Donner, Bruce Eveland, Richard Jacobs, Jim Mueller, Tom Mundell, and Cayden Stephens.
Visitation was held prior to the service.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Veterans Service Officer Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
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