Shirley Ohna Seckfort

Mrs. Shirley Ohna Seckfort of Warrenton, MO passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 16, 2021, at the age of 80. She was born November 3, 1940, in Wright City, MO, to Lamond and Ohna (Nee: Wolff) Schmidt.

Shirley married Melvin Frederick Seckfort, the love of her life, at Friedens United Church of Christ, May 16, 1959, and they spent 62 wonderful years together. This union brought three children, Donald, Linda, and David. Shirley was a homemaker while her children were younger and were very active in her families' lives volunteering as both a Boy Scout and Girl Scout Leader for over eight years and teaching Sunday school for over ten years. She enjoyed sewing and making many of her children's clothes, cooking large meals for family gatherings, baking, tole painting, crafts, and scrapbooking in her free time. As a family, they camped all over the United States for many years and when her children were older, she returned to work as a travel agent providing her the opportunity to travel to Europe, Aruba, Nova Scotia, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mackinaw Island, and Hawaii several times. While she loved to travel and see other parts of the world, her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Lamond and Ohna. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Frederick Seckfort; children, Donald Seckfort (Sherry), Linda Lenz (George), David Seckfort (Donna); her grandchildren, Melissa Hitt (Nathan), Cody Seckfort, Kevin Lenz, Matthew Lenz (Michelle), Jamie Hagenhoff (Jacob), Nicholas Seckfort (Dr. Danielle), Devin Seckfort, and Brian Seckfort; her great-grandchildren, Claire Lenz, Owen Hagenhoff, Cora Lenz, and Joseph Seckfort as well as many other friends and family. The family would like to give special thanks to Jennifer Schloeman who graciously spent time with Shirley over the last five years as a caregiver and companion as well as the staff at Loving Hands Hospice for the amazing care provided to Shirley over the last several months.

We will celebrate Shirley's life, Thursday, July 22, 2021, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Warrenton, MO. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Steinhagen Rock Church Cemetery. Memorial donations are preferred and can be sent to Loving Hands Hospice or Steinhagen Rock Church Cemetery, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main St. Warrenton, MO. 63383. Online condolences may be made at www.martinfuneral.net.

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