Marticia “Marty” Schrader, 89, of Cape Girardeau, passed away peacefully, Monday, November 23, 2015, surrounded by her daughters and son-in-law, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau.

She was born March 25, 1926, in Commerce, Missouri, to J. Edwin and Freida Will Blank.  She and Harlan L. “Dutch” Schrader were married April 14, 1950, in Cape Girardeau.  Their ceremony was performed by the Rev. Arno H. Franke, pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, of which she was a member.  They had been married 24 years when Dutch passed away November 18, 1974.

Marty attended the former Brooks Elementary School and the former College High School.  During WWII, she worked as a welder in Kaiser Shipyard No. 3 in Richmond, California.  Upon returning to Cape, her employment included the former International Shoe Factory; the former Woolworth Store; and the former Rose City Rides.

She was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, its LWML and Altar Guild, and was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Junior Ladies Aid.

Her other affiliations include Saint Francis Hospital Auxiliary, a volunteer at Saint Francis Hospital, and volunteer at the American Red Cross blood drives.

Loving survivors include two daughters, Sheri Schrader-Turner and husband Steven of Jackson, Teri Schrader of Cape Girardeau; a sister-in-law, Hazel Blank of Cape Girardeau; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Freddy Blank; an infant brother; and an infant sister.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 25, 2015, from 10 AM to service time, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be Wednesday, at noon, at the church, with the Rev. Mark Martin officiating.

Interment will follow in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

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  1. Amy Leger

    My sympathies are with you at this difficult time.
    Amy Leger

  2. Jay Roth

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I had such fond and warm memories of the Roths Visiting your family during the holidays. May all be comforted knowing Marty is at peace with those she loves who preceded her.

  3. Jane Barlow

    So sorry for your loss. May God comfort and lift you up during this difficult time. Your momma was such a sweet lady.

    Your friend,
    Jane Poyner Barlow

  4. Seth Siemers

    Sheri and Teri-
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Visiting your family as a child are some of my earliest memories.
    Bless you all.
    Seth Siemers

  5. Wendy Nesslein Lincoln

    You have my deepest sympathy. I remember your Mom from her visits to the Cape Public Library. Lovely lady. When I saw her beautiful picture in the paper, I was reminded of you- one of the most beautiful and sweet people I’ve ever known. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you and your family.
    Thinking of you with love and friendship always.
    Wendy Lincoln

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