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Marie Younger

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 12:41 pm

Kathleen Marie Moore Younger, 99, of Centralia MO, died Friday, August 5, 2022, at the Stuart House in Centralia.

Services will be held at a later date.

Marie was born on March 17, 1923, in Princeton, MO the daughter of Hugh and Mabel Moore.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Wade Younger, Jr.

Marie is survived by her two children, Robert Wade Younger and his wife Terry of Centralia and Patricia M. Compton and her husband Jerry of Springfield MO; grandchildren, Andy Compton and wife Melinda, Kristin Cleek and husband Aaron, Angela Kreiser and husband Daniel, Jason Cole Younger, Robert Matthew Younger and wife Melissa, Marcus Wade Younger and wife Katie, Leslie Maupin  and husband Corby; 11 great-grandchildren.

Marie enjoyed being an Air Force wife, making lifelong friends at every station. One of her favorite places was in Colorado Springs where she and Wade belonged to a group of couples called “Destination Unknown”. They would rotate with two couples choosing the place to go and everyone else just showing up. She talked Wade into getting a poodle puppy then ended up with three as the years went by.

She loved spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks watching the kids play on and off the dock and loved fishing.                              

Marie was always there for anyone in need.

She sewed clothes for the little girls, taught herself to do oil paintings, then switched to watercolor. Marie loved her “art group” in Centralia, jokingly calling it their art therapy group.

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