Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bokern, Marie-Louise "Mari Lou" Passed on Friday Night

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bokern, Marie-Louise "Mari Lou" Passed on Friday Night

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Bokern, Marie-Louise "Mari Lou"Passed on Friday night, April 28, 2018. Beloved wife of Richard W. Bokern and dear mother of Jamie Welky (Heidi) of Webster Groves and David Welky (Ali) of Conway, Arkansas, and treasured grandmother of Sage, Jude, Kate, Marin, and Kayla Welky. Born on August 1, 1942 in Ottawa, Illinois to William and Muriel (née Bereiter) Baird, Mari Lou grew up in the Ottawa area and in La Grange, Illinois. In 1961 she moved to St. Louis to attend Washington University. Both of her sons were born and raised in St. Louis. Mari Lou was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing and word games, and was a master of crossword puzzles. She enjoyed baseball games, classical music, and ocean cruises. She was an enthusiastic participant in the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) program and had many friends among its members. …

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