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Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


    Mary Lousie Calfee, 89, of Mountain Home, Arkansas formerly of Alton, Missouri, passed away on December 16, 2023 at her home. She was born on December 16, 1934, in Wichita, Kansas to Elmer and Laura (Brown) Reep. Mary was married to the love of her life, Wendell Calfee on June 28, 1953,  in Valley Center, Kansas. This beautiful union of 58 years gave them five children. Mary was of Methodist faith and enjoyed hobbies like; gardening, sewing, knitting and bowling. She always looked forward to traveling and camping throughout the United States. Mary will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


    Mary is survived by her five children; Betty Minich (Dean) of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Laura Ruth Esterle (Jeff) of West Plains, Missouri, Jim Alan Calfee of Branson, Missouri, John Calfee (Robin) of Columbia, Missouri, Sue Hedden (Jeff) of West Plains, Missouri, ten grandchildren, numerous other loved relatives and dear friends.


    Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Calfee, parents, Elmer and Laura (Brown) Reep, brothers, sisters and a grandchild, Brenden.


    Services will be held privately at a later date and are in the care of Carter Funeral Home Inc., – Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Marge Slayton
    December 18, 2023 @ 5:49 pm

    Mary was a good friend. I have missed sitting with her on Sunday mornings at church. She enjoyed the choir and always had a funny remark that made me smile. My sincere condolences.


  2. Amber Redburn
    December 19, 2023 @ 12:09 pm

    Laura/Jeff and Families,

    Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of Laura’s Mother Mary Louise. During this time may God provide each of you peace, comfort, strength, and encouragement. We will be keeping all of you in our daily prayers and thoughts. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Tim, Amber, and Corby Redburn


  3. Tina Calfee
    December 26, 2023 @ 7:32 pm

    I was sorry to hear about your passing.
    I pray for comfort for each of your family
    members. I thought of you often over the years. Love always, Tina ❤️‍


  4. Shelia Roberts
    December 30, 2023 @ 7:23 am

    Betty, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady.


  5. Ann Williams
    January 17, 2024 @ 3:21 pm

    I did not know Mary passed. I knew her when she and her family lived in Riverton community. They attended Riverton Church with us. Our teenagers ( Mike, Tammy, Jim and John) were great friends. Mary was a good Christian woman. I know she is reaping her awards in Heaven at the feet of our Saviour.


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