Dorothy Marie Ludwig, 86, of Oak Ridge passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson.

She was born April 26, 1929, in New Wells, Missouri, to Albert E. and Alma Koch Zwosta.  She and Marvin K. Ludwig were married November 11, 1951 in New Wells.  They had been married nearly 58 years when Marvin passed away July 21, 2009.

Together, the Ludwigs farmed Marvin’s home place, a Missouri Century Farm near Oak Ridge.  Since their marriage, they had been members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, where Dorothy was active in the Ladies Aid and other church organizations.  She was also a former leader of the Pocahontas 4-H Club.

Dorothy’s family cherishes their memories of her, and will remember her has a loving wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, and sister.

Survivors include three children, Ken Ludwig (Carol Longenecker) of Doylestown, Penn., Marie (Keith) Ruesler of Jackson, and Dale (Rhonda) Ludwig of Linn, MO; a sister, Fern (Milton) Hoffman of Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Myrtha Zwosta of New Wells, and Jackie Ludwig of Oak Ridge; a brother-in-law, George Thurm of Altenburg; ten grandchildren, Christi (Kevin) Kuntz, Annette (Michael) Engelen, Leah (Bradley) Lappe, Amanda (James) Szatales, Melissa (Clayton) Cartwright, Natalie  and Zachary Ruesler, Trent, Claire, and Troy Ludwig; and ten great-grandchildren, Trustin and Kamden Lappe, Kelby and Cora Engelen, Caitlyn, Ryan, and Addison Kuntz, Ava and Sean Szatales, and Quinlyn Cartwright.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Norman Zwosta; a brother-in-law, Leonard Ludwig; and a sister-in-law, Verna Thurm.

Friends may call Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m., at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and Friday, March 18, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to service time, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas.

The funeral will be Friday, at 10:30 a.m., at the church, with the Rev. Lawrence Bradt.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery in Pocahontas.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Cemetery in Pocahontas or the church or charity of donor’s choice.

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  1. Debbie Campbell

    Marie, Keith, Annie, Leah, Natalie, and Zachary, – The Campbell and Garms Families are so sorry to hear of the passing for your mother and grandmother – know that during this Easter season we are reminded once again of the resurrection and promise of our Lord and Savior that we will be reunited in heaven with the saints that go before us – know that prayers are being said on your behalf and take the time to feel God’s loving arms around each of you.

  2. Sally

    I am so sorry for your loss. I could see Ken instantly in his beautiful Mother
    Prayers and love.

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