Ora Schlegel

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

JACKSON, Mo. -- Ora Helen Schlegel, 83, of Jackson died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Oct. 21, 1917, at Delta, Mo., daughter of Frank and Selena Lewis Withers. She and Herbert H. Schlegel were married Aug. 24,1940, in Cape Girardeau.

Schlegel was a seamstress at Rust and Martin 10 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Jerry Schlegel of Jackson; two daughters, Janet Kindle of Henderson, Ky., Betty Doza of Mill Valley, Calif.; three brothers, James and Louis Withers of St. Louis, Arthur Withers of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a sister, Allene Thomas of St. Louis; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Douglas C. Breite officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.