Ethel Koelzer

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Ethel R. Koelzer, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

She was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Illmo, daughter of Henry and Christina Sanders Held. She married George Koelzer, who died Feb. 21, 1956.

Mrs. Koelzer was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Taylor of Cape Girardeau, Kay and Gilbert Boren of McClure, Ill.; a son, Allen Koelzer of Scott City; a brother, Allen Held of Cape Girardeau; and a sister, Grace Cox of Texas.

Also surviving are grandchildren and spouses, Brian Schneider and Tonya of Waco, Texas, Ryan Boren and Cammi of Jonesboro, Ill., Sara Boren of Jonesboro; six great-grandchildren, Curtis Boren, Caleigh Boren and Lucas Boren, all of Jonesboro, Jessica Schneider, Megan Howard and Dakota Schneider, all of Waco; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Schneider, four brothers, and a sister.

Friends may call Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until service time.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Douglas C. Breite officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran School or Saxony Lutheran High School.