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Oi Mable Sitorius, 100 - September 24, 2008


Oi Mable (Greene) Sitorius, 100, of Gothenburg, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg.
Services were held on Monday, Sept. 22, at the United Methodist Church with the Revs. Randy Dilts and Matthew Groenke officiating. Burial took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Sitorius was born on June 20, 1908, at her grandmother’s home east of Gothenburg, to John and Cora Greene. She and her family lived near Brady until she was 9 years old when they moved to Gothenburg.
She graduated from Gothenburg High in 1925, and attended the Christian College at Columbia, MO, for a year, then attending the University of Nebraska, receiving her bachelor of science degree. She had taught school at Friend.
On Sept. 14, 1931, she was united in marriage to Raymond (Si) Sitorius, at Gothenburg. To this union, three children were born. The couple had moved out to the family ranch where they lived for 40 years.
?Following retirement in 1971, she and her husband traveled through the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and South America.
?Sitorius was an active member of the United Methodist Church since she was 12 years old, and was proud of the fact that she was a member of the same church for 88 years, according to family members. She served as an eighth grade Sunday school teacher for 10 years and held many offices in the women’s society of Christian Service on the local, district and conference levels, and attended jurisdiction committees.
?She also served as past-president of the Gothenburg Women’s Club, and along with her husband, served as leaders of a 4-H club for 10 years. She was also a past member of the Eastern Star for over 60 years.
?Sitorius was preceded in death by: her husband, Raymond in 1996; her parents, John and Cora; a brother, John Greene; two sisters—Ila Greene and Irma Pearson; son-in-law, Duane Haberman.
Survivors include: two daughters—Virginia (Hugh) Osmera of Los Alamitos, CA, and Barbara Haberman of Hertford, NC; son, George (Marcia) Sitorius of Gothenburg; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law—Trudy Greene and Eleanor Sitorius; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Oi Sitorius Memorial Fund for Stone Hearth Estates: 110 W. 20th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.

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