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Marie Metzger
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 3, 2014

Marie Metzger, of Mason, passed away on Monday, August 25, at the age of 94.

Marie was born in Streeter, Texas, on October 31, 1919, to Alfred Otte and Rosa Jane (Pike) Otte. She was a graduate of Mason High School and a member of the Mason First United Methodist Church. In her earlier years she wanted to be a funeral director and worked with Gertrude Ernest who operated a funeral home at Koocksville. She eventually decided that profession was not for her and went to beautician school in San Antonio.

She met and fell in love with Percy Garner Metzger and they were married. Percy worked for the military during the war and when World War II ended Marie and Percy moved to Mason where they had purchased a service station. In Mason, Marie was a homemaker and dedicated her time taking care of the family. She liked to garden, raising vegetables and flowers. Marie was also a talented artist working with oils and pastels.

Survivors include her son Gary “Ronnie” Metzger and wife Diane of Baldwin, MO, and a grandson Max Metzger of Boston, Mass. Marie was preceded in death by her husband Percy Garner Metzger.

Visitation was Wednesday evening at Mason Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 28, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Colleen Haley leading the service. Interment followed in the Crosby Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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