Maria Gamel

Thursday, December 14, 2006

HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Maria S. Gamel, 86, of Hillsboro died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at The Villas in DeSoto, Mo.

She was born May 2, 1920, in Kikinda, Yugoslavia, daughter of Martin and Susanna Gross. She married Eugene Gamel, who preceded her in death.

Gamel had been a seamstress at Bridal Originals in St. Louis. She was a member of First Christian Church in Hillsboro.

Survivors include a son, Bill Gamel of Hillsboro; a daughter, Hedy Hughes of Jackson; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at First Christian Church, with Jim Stafford officiating. Burial will be in Hillsboro Cemetery.

Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in DeSoto, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.