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Mary Giessing

FARMINGTON – Mary Louise Giessing of Farmington passed away on December 12, 2005 at Presbyterian Manor at the age of 92 years. She was born on September 19, 1913 in Desloge, the daughter of the late Charles and Audrey (Cook) Bryan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin &#8220Pete” Giessing, and three brothers, Shelton Bryan, William Henry Bryan and Robert Bryan.

Mrs. Giessing was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church. She loved to sing and enjoyed playing the organ, autoharp and the dulcimer. She and the late Robin Cozean made an album titled &#8220He Touched Me.” She loved her Lord, her music and her golfing. She worked for many years as a financial advisor.

She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Jean Lambert of Springfield, MO., three granddaughters, Stephanie, Annette, and Mary Kay, a sister, June Harris and sister-in-law, Margie Bryan, both of Desloge, special friend, Thelma Reeder of Farmington and several great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

Friends may call at the Cozean Memorial Chapel from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Visitation will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the Cozean Chapel with Hospice Chaplains, the Rev. Ralph Burris and Rev. Jim Frago officiating. Burial will be at the Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian Manor Hospice. Visit for obituary and online condolences.

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