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Marcella C. Lankheit, 88, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson.
She was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Kelso, Mo., daughter of Charles and Mary Essner Ressel. She lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella and a charter member of the St. Henry Quilting Club.
She and George H. Lankheit were married Aug. 18, 1938. He died Feb. 15, 1992.
Survivors include five sons, Chuck H. Lankheit of Trenton, Mo., Dan Lankheit of Belle Plain, Minn., Cliff Lankheit of Cape Girardeau, Larry Lankheit of Nashville, Ill., and Al Lankheit of St. Louis, Mo.; three daughters, Marietta Cochran of Pensacola, Fla., Millie DePyper of Canton, Mo., and Norma Cook of St. Louis; two sisters, Patricia Ann Ressel and Sienna Ressel, both of Techny, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday, with Deacon Robert DePyper officiating.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston with the Rev. Ed Nichols serving as celebrant and Deacon Robert DePyper assisting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.