Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Obituary -- Alice Jean Birkenholz 1935-2016

Alice Jean Birkenholz, 81, of Maryville, MO, went to the open arms of the Lord on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at Parkdale Manor in Maryville.

Alice Jean was born in Maryville, on July 17, 1935. Her parents were Elmer Guy and Mary “Mildred” Ross Mires, and preceded her in death.

She was also preceded by her brother, Richard Mires, her granddaughter, Heather Lynn Emery, and her best friend, Ramona Job.

She lived all her life in the area, and was an LPN at Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville, for over 35 years. She was a member and attended the Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville.

On April 11, 1954, she was united in marriage to Vilas Earl (Johnny) Birkenholz. To this union was born 3 daughters, Linda, Vicki Lynn and Tanya. They later divorced.

Her survivors include her 3 daughters, Linda (Rick) Emery, Pickering, MO, Vicki Lynn Birkenholz, Maryville, and Tanya Sue (Mark) Wilson, Maryville; her siblings, Marcella (Don) Hayes, Indianola, IA, Elmer (Barbara) Mires, Easton, KS, and Mary Donna (Stanley) Stanton, Maryville; 4 granddaughters, Stephanie (Travis) Dancy, Maryville, Lynette (Jason) Berg, Hopkins, MO, Melissa Strough, Pickering, and Kelsey (Aaron) Noble, Maryville; 8 great grandchildren; 2 great great-granddaughters; 3 sister in laws, Sandra Mires, Maryville, Marion Nicholson, Maryville, Althea Bird, Maryville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10:00 AM, Friday, November 11, 2016, at the Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville, burial will follow at the Miriam Cemetery, also of Maryville.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 PM, Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville.

Memorials are suggested to the Laura Street Baptist Church Building Fund, Maryville.
For online condolences and guest book, visit www.bramfuneralhome.com

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