Mary Therese Monia of Ste. Genevieve died on Monday, November 25, 2019, at Riverview at the Park Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ste. Genevieve. She was 88 years old.
She was born July 23, 1931 in Richwoods, Missouri, a daughter of George Maness and Clara (Daugherty) Maness.
She was married to Leon “Boots” G. Monia on November 15, 1967, and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by five daughters, Judy Bahr and her husband Glennon of Lake St. Louis, Nancy Trautman and her husband Les of Lighthouse Point, Florida, Denise Lutkewitte and her husband Joe Jr. of St. Louis, Janet Huck and her husband Rick of Ste. Genevieve, Amy Baechle and her husband Mike of Ste. Genevieve; one son, Mark Monia and his wife Marcella of Arnold; one son-in-law, John Flieg of St. Louis; 13 grandchildren, Darren, Aimee, Vanessa, Claire, Joe III, Michael, Andrew, Meagan, Alex, Nick, Alexandra, Molly, Matthew; and 15 great-grandchildren, Lily, Charles, Zachary, Christian, Isabella, Viviana, Waylon, Joe IV, Eleanor, Clara Mae, Henry, Emma Rose, Alice, Evelyn and Cullen.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Flieg; two sons, Dan “Pud” Monia, Andrew McCormack-Maness; one grandson, Ryan Flieg; two sisters, Patricia Schwent, Jeanne Clark; and two brothers, George Eddie Maness and Francis X. Maness.
She enjoyed traveling, golfing, hunting, music, art and writing. She was a long time member of the choir at the Church of Ste. Genevieve. She taught music for many years for Ste. Genevieve School District. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Funeral services were Wednesday, November 27, at the Church of Ste. Genevieve. Rev. Edward Nemeth officiated. Burial will be at a later date. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Masses or Valle Schools Foundation.