Marlene E. Trower
A Memorial Graveside Service for Marlene E. Trower, 79, of Perry, will
be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019 at South Fork Cemetery at Santa Fe with
Deacon Brian Meranda officiating.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the
cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home.
A celebration honoring Marlene's life will follow from 3 until 7
p.m. at the VFW Hall in Perry. Come join us in fellowship and share
your favorite stories of times spent with her.
Mrs. Trower passed away at 8:05 a.m. May 22, 2019 at University
Hospital in Columbia.
She was born in a little farmhouse on October 6, 1939 in Montgomery
City, the daughter of Riley Leo and Elizabeth Lenore Edwards Hughes.
Survivors include; three sons, Teddy (Debbie) Dettenwanger of
Montgomery City, Bruce Samuel (Gayle) Berthold Jr. of Austin, TX and
Craig (Stephanie) Bergthold of Columbia; two daughters, Dottie (David)
Knoepflein of Montgomery City and Cindy (Danny) Colbert of Pittsfield,
IL; twelve grandchildren, Blake and Jesse Dettenwanger, Melinda
Phillips, Lynn Woodward, Derek Knoepflein, Deanna Plumb, Ashley Johnson,
Zachary Utterback, Shelby Hawkins, Emileigh Majors, Gavin Miller and
Alex Overcamp; and fifteen great grandchildren, Braden, Brenden and
Briley Plumb, Kadence and Hadley Knoepflein, Kaydance Marlene Sneed,
Annie, Allie and Remington Utterback, Kennith and Kenslei Woodard, Kylar
Overkamp, Justice Dixon and Bently Majors.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Riley Leo Hughes (father),
Elizabeth Lenore (Edwards) Huhn and Orval Huhn (step-father); her first
husband, Jerry Dettenwanger and her second husband, Bruce Samuel
Bergthold, Sr.; one son Edward Dettenwanger; and one granddaughter,
Marlene Trower was a lifetime area resident of the Perry and
Montgomery City area. She was a Christian by faith and member of the St.
William Catholic Church and St. William Altar Society. She was a 1957
graduate of Montgomery County R-II High School and a 1984 graduate of
Davis Hart Cosmetology School. She worked for many years as a
cosmetologist and was the owner and operator of Hair Port Beauty and
Tanning Salon. She was a member of the Mark Twain Lake Chamber of
Commerce and served as past president of the National Cosmetology
Association. She was a Cardinal baseball fan, loved her family dearly
and spending time with them.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Fork Cemetery, %
Becky Dunlap, 42435 Scott's Farm Trail, Perry, MO 63463 or Lewy Body
Dementia Association, 912 Killian Road SW, Suite 205, Lilburn, GA 30047.
Online condolences may be made at www.bienhofffuneralhome.com.
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