Marie VanAmburg

Thursday, February 8, 2007

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marie Naomi VanAmburg, 98, of Fenton, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Mo.

She was born April 18, 1908, in Ullin, Ill., daughter of Alonzo Leondis and Julia Ann Meisenheimer Echols. She and Benjamin VanAmburg were married March 30, 1940, at Benton, Mo. He died Oct. 19, 1984.

VanAmburg was formerly of Marble Hill. She had been an elder at Lutesville Presbyterian Church and had been active with youth and women's groups.

Survivors include a son, Norman VanAmburg of Portageville, Mo.; a daughter, Benita Pickens of Fenton; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Tom Bass officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.