Obituary published February 7, 2017 in The Mexico Ledger
Agnes K. Maupin, 91 of Middletown, Missouri passed away on February 4, 2017, at Gamma Road Nursing Home in Wellsville, Missouri.
Agnes Katherine Pavelka Maupin was born on the family farm in Standish, Michigan on October 30, 1925. After eight boys, her parents Thomas and Mary Martis Pavelka were blessed with their first daughter. Agnes graduated in 1944 from Standish High School. She participated in basketball and softball.
After graduation she worked as a secretary for the County Extension Office and Prosecuting Attorney and spent some time as a dental assistant for Dr. Kucera. In the early 1950’s she was employed by her brothers, Steve and Tom, at their restaurant, The Trading Post, working as a cashier and bookkeeper until they sold their business. Agnes gained employment with her brother Tony at Shamrock Construction Company in Lansing, Michigan, where she served as the office manager and payroll supervisor for the many pipeline jobs in the process. While working for Shamrock Construction, she met her future husband, Vernon Maupin. On June 22, 1963 they married in Standish, Michigan. After they married, they made their home in rural Middletown, Missouri. Agnes continued to work for Shamrock Construction and Ohio Pipeline, traveling with Vernon to the many job sites. In the early 1970’s she mainly resided at their farm and helped manage the farm, while Vernon continued his pipeline career.
During her younger years she enjoyed singing in the church choir, bowling, skiing and riding toboggans. Later she was a Sunday School teacher at the Immaculate Conception Church, and volunteered at the Mexico Veterans Home. She enjoyed antiques, bowling, gardening, knitting and simple country living. She was known for raising fox terrier dogs and her love for Cardinal baseball. Agnes was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Montgomery City, Missouri.
In 1977, Agnes and her brother Michael traveled to Czechoslovakia, where her parents originated from. This trip paved the way for future visits by other family members, as well as return visits from cousins from that country.
Agnes is survived by one sister, Marion Manos, of Westland, Michigan and sisters-in-law, Bertha Pavelka, Saginaw, Michigan, Lucille Maupin of Montgomery City, Missouri, Lorna Biggers and husband, Loren, of Mexico, Missouri, and Marilyn Hall of Rome, Georgia, nephews: Victor, Charles, William Thomas, James, Thomas, and Patrick Pavelka, Anthony, Emmanuel, and Richard Manos, Robert and Ron Hall, Steve, Gary, Terry, and Loren Biggers, nieces: Margaret Ann Pavelka, Mary Roux, Theresa Maupin, Ann Whitehead, Brenda Todd, Sharon McLaughlin and Linda Block. She is survived by several great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mary Pavelka, her husband, Vernon Maupin; brothers, Victor, Steven, Frank, Joseph, James (Tony), John, Thomas, Michael, and Andrew Pavelka and brother –in-law, Clifford Maupin.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montgomery City, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at Immaculate Conception Church.
Honorary casket bearers will include neighbors: Marty Lionberger, Mark Baugh, Rich Hollowood, Gerald Feltman, Paul Polette, and nephews-in-laws, Randy Todd, Jim McLaughlin III, and Jim Block.
The burial is to be held at the Resurrection of The Lord Catholic Cemetery in Standish, Michigan.
Schlanker Funeral Home of Montgomery City, MO, was in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be made to www.schlankerfuneralhome.com