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Marilee June (Seewer) Ostrander

June 30, 1929 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Marilee Ostrander Obituary

Marilee June Ostrander, age 94, of Missionary Acres; Silva, MO met her dear Savior face to face on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. She had been a resident at Clark’s Mt. Nursing Center in Piedmont, MO, for two years, and three months. Marilee was born June 20, 1929, in Toledo, OH. She was the 2nd daughter of Albert & Freda (Miller) Seewer.

At the age of six or seven, Marilee became a Child of God. She soon realized that God wanted her to be a Missionary in Africa. She attended Shelton College. In 1953 she became a Missionary serving under Baptist Mid-Missions, Cleveland, OH. In February 1954 Marilee arrived in Liberia; West Africa where she served as a single Lady for the next twelve years. She taught Bible to Children in the town of Tapita.

Realizing her need for a Bachelor of Science in Education, she returned to the United States to study at Cedarville College in OH. There she met and married Rev. Albert Ostrander, a widower who was also attending the College. Together they served as Missionaries in Yila, Liberia until a military coup forced them to leave the country in 1980. They continued to serve the Lord in the United States in Selma, AL and Silva, MO. Albert pastored Evangel Baptist Church, Missionary Acres; Silva, MO, from 1984-1990. Albert died June 30, 1991. After her husband’s death, Marilee continued to serve faithfully in the church as a Pianist, Organist, Singer/Soloist, Sunday School Teacher, Bible Club helper. She dearly loved the children and people of eastern Wayne County, MO. Marilee was a great prayer warrior and spent many hours praying for family, friends, and the United States of America. She ministered to people all over the United States, including many prisoners, through her “Mailbox Club” as she sent Bible Lessons to them through the mail.

Marilee is survived by her two nieces: Marilee Seago of Carlisle, PA, and Celeste Sloat and husband Scott of Goshen, IN; nephew: Jeff Clark and wife Pattie of Tacoma, WA; multiple friends at Missionary Acres, in Eastern Wayne County, MO, and the rest of the United States, plus many beloved Liberians who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Albert Ostrander; her parents; sister: Alberta Clark; brother-in-law: John Clark, and nephew-in-law: Jeff Seago.

Marilee’s one desire and passion in life was for all people to come to a saving knowledge of her Lord Jesus Christ. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Evangel Baptist, Missionary Acres Chapel, Silva, MO. Funeral service followed at 1:00 pm, also at Missionary Acres Chapel. Bro. Ken Moon ministered to the family. Congregational music was provided by pianist, Shanna Majors and Organist, Linda Eberly. Burial was held on Wednesday January 24, 2024, at 12 noon, in Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, MO. Bryan Tanner, Rev. Ron Hemsworth, Daniel Albright, Jeffrey Tanner, Ed Walden, and Gordon Langdon served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 22, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Evangel Baptist Church, Missionary Acres
Hwy 34 E
Silva, MO 63964

Funeral Service
Monday
January 22, 2024

1:00 PM
Evangel Baptist Church, Missionary Acres
Hwy 34 E
Silva, MO 63964

Committal
Monday
January 22, 2024

2:15 PM
Greenville City Cemetery

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