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Re: Ellamae Freels 1904 Kentucky
Posted by: Michael Freels (ID *****2431) Date: January 28, 2009 at 19:21:30
In Reply to: Ellamae Freels 1904 Kentucky by Ella Nielsen of 264

Mary H. Saalwaechter
Mary Helen Saalwaechter of Lebanon died Tuesday, Jan. 18. She was 75.
Born in East St. Louis, Ill. Sept. 12, 1924, she was the daughter of late Allie Edward and Julia Belle (Jeffery) Freels.
She married the Rev. Jacob Justus Saalwaechter Jan. 16, 1943, in Evansville. He survives.
Saalwaechter grew up on a dairy farm near Evansville and was a 1942 graduate of Evansville Reitz High School. Before she was married, she worked for Western Union Telegraph in Evansville.
She and her husband lived in various Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky communities as her husband served in various capacities in his ministry.
From 1965 to 1969, she was a quality control clerk at the Columbia Plant in Terre Haute, and for several years was a church secretary, assisting her husband. She was also a HUD housing manager in Cannelton and most recently worked with the Community Action Program for Seniors in Perry and Spencer counties.
After retiring, she and her husband resided in Yuma, Ariz., from 1989 until 1994, when they moved to Lebanon.
Saalwaechter was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker who enjoyed her family, home and church.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lebanon and a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star. She was also a volunteer at Witham Memorial Hospital and a member of Witham Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Other survivors include sons Dr. John J. Saalwaechter, Lebanon, and Samuel L. Saalwaechter, Hobart; daughters Maribeth Smith, Orlando, Fla., Ruth Ann Price, Merrillville, and Rebecca S. Kline, Lebanon; sister Altie I. Thomas, Evansville; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
No funeral services are planned. Myers Mortuary in Lebanon is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boone County Cancer Society, 210 E. Main St., Suite 100, First Presbyterian Church, 128 E. Main St., Lebanon, or to a charity of donor's choice.
Published Feb. 2, 2000


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