Maria H. Rother, 70, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in Bocholt, Germany.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Heckart/Gillespie Funeral Home in Sedalia. Rev. Bruce Campbell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may also be sent online at www.heckart-gillespie.com. Burial was in Bocholt, Germany. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.
Born Oct. 15, 1935, in Munsterburg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Josef Mandel and Maria Weinert Mandel, who survives of Merfeld, Germany. On April 11, 1959, in Cole Camp, she married Herbert Joseph Rother, who preceded her in death Oct. 10, 2005. She worked for Kim Originals for 20 years, before retiring from Tyson Foods in 2004.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Barbara A. Fain of Marshall; one sister, Erika Weissman, of Merfeld, Germany; and one grandson.