Cecilia Delores Maes of Wildwood, Missouri formerly of Leasburg was born to the union of John J. and Katherine (Kelley) Nicholson on December 16, 1917 in Lemay, Missouri and left from this life on Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Wildwood, Missouri at the age of 95. Cecilia was united in marriage to LeRoy Maes on April 27, 1940 in Lemay, Missouri and to this union five children were born Myron, Vernon, Robert, Sylvia and Patricia. Cecilia and LeRoy owned and operated the Leasburg Grocery Store and later the Ben Franklin Store in Cuba. She was involved in many community events and helped establish the Leasburg Senior Citizens Apts. She enjoyed cooking, baking, playing bingo and taking care of her family was the most important part of her life. Cecilia is preceded in death by her parents; husband LeRoy Maes; son Robert L. Maes; one sister Mary Rose Peeler; two brothers Sylvester and Emmett Nicholson; one grandson Shawn Ryan. Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy are her four children Dr. Myron L. Maes of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Vernon L. and wife Jan Maes of Goshen, Indiana, Sylvia and husband William Ryan of Wildwood, Missouri, Patricia and husband Dr. Craig Lawson of St. Louis, Missouri; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Mizell Funeral Home 904 W. Washington St. Cuba, Missouri. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Francis Doyle as the celebrant. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri. The Mizell Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Maes family.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am, Mizell Funeral Home
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 11:00am, Holy Cross Catholic Church