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Marie K. Starcevich Risher, 1917-1983

Centerville Daily Iowegian - 17 February 1983
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Services for Marie Kathryn Risher, 65, a longtime Mystic resident, will be held Saturday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Mystic, with Father Al Jungwirth officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Mystic. Rosary services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home in Centerville. A memorial to the St. Francis Catholic Church has been established, and gifts may be left at the funeral home.

Born June 26, 1917, in Jerome, she was the daughter of Anton and Louise Starcevich. On April 5, 1942, she was married to Harold Risher in Unionville, Mo., and they had made their home in Mystic since that time.

Her husband survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Kathryn) Huffman, Centerville; two grandsons, John Jr., and Jeffrey; four sisters, Mary Zemo, Jerome; Ann Buban, Cincinnati; Helen Sacco, Centerville; and Louise Thomas, Washington, Ill.; and two brothers, Paul Starcevich of Arvada, Colo.; and Frank Starcevich of Jerome.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Risherdied Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1983, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, following an extended illness.
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The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this obituary to The Jerome Journal by Marion Zemo of Centerville, Iowa.

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