Mary L. Tobben (nee Suttmoeller), 85, of Washington, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri surrounded by family. She was born on August 20, 1934, to the late Leonard and Olivia (nee Hartmann) Suttmoeller in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Resurrection grade school and graduated from St. Anthony’s High School in 1952. Upon graduation, she went to work for Metropolitan Life Insurance where she received her “Mrs” degree on February 16, 1957, and spent the next 62.5 years with the love of her life, the late Robert “Bob” Tobben.
Mary was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes, where she volunteered while her kids attended grade school. She helped with field trips, PE classes, and room mother when needed. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and gave of her time whenever and wherever needed. Since graduating from high school in 1952, MaryLou, as she was known by her classmates, would get together the 2nd Friday of every month for a luncheon. She looked forward to seeing her friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Monday, February 10, 2020, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 9, from 2 until 6 pm at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Parish rosary at 1:30 pm Sunday. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers are appreciated to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Mary is survived by three children, Teresa Taylor and husband Randy of Affton, Missouri, Steve Tobben of Washington, and Marty Tobben and fiancée Susanne Riechmann; four grandchildren, Marquita Tobben, Olivia Taylor, Jamie Tobben and Justin Tobben; one brother-in-law, Vern Tobben of Washington; three sisters-in-law, Arlene Zoellner and Marlene Tobben of Washington, and Rita Struckhoff of St. Louis; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Bob; son, Thomas William Tobben; her parents, Leonard and Olivia Suttmoeller; her father and mother-in-law, Bernard and Agnes Tobben; two brothers, Leonard Suttmoeller Jr. and Cliff Suttmoeller; and two granddaughters, Lauren Elizabeth and Rachel Marie Taylor. She was loved very much and will be greatly missed.
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