Mary Curtis

Friday, January 2, 2009
Mary Curtis

Mary Ann Curtis, 72, of Oran, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born July 5, 1936, in Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Robert J. and Mary "Lena" Griffin Margrabe. She and Clarence W. "Slim" Curtis were married May 16, 1955.

For 16 years she was a shuttle bus driver for Southeast Missouri State University, after being a bus driver for Oran and Rawls County, Mo., schools. She was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran.

Survivors include her husband, three daughters, Darlene Cathey and Benita Curtis, both of Cape Girardeau; Brenda Curtis of Scott City; two sons, David Curtis of Sikeston, Mo., James Curtis of Oran; a sister, Rita Todt of Oran; two brothers, Marvin Margrabe of Benton, Mo., Lawrence Margrabe of Florissant, Mo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Friday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, Mo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Normand Varone and Ed Carter officiating.

Burial will be at New Morley Cemetery in Morley, Mo.