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Cecelia M. Habing, 78, of Teutopolis, passed away at 2:04 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis with burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the church, with a 6:30 p.m. parish prayer service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Support Systems. Bauer Funeral Home in Teutopolis is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at bauerfh.com.
Cecelia was born Sept. 3, 1938, in Sigel, the daughter of Fred and Theresa (Hofman) Ludwig. She married Dennis J. Habing on Sept. 25, 1965, and he survives. Cecelia was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis and the Council of Catholic Women.
Cecelia is survived by her husband, Dennis of Teutopolis; two sons, Eric (Stephanie) and Brian (Melissa), both of Teutopolis; two daughters, Karen (Todd) Smith of Teutopolis, and JoAnn (Dave) Ellet of Chesterfield, MO; brother, Bob Ludwig of Florissant, MO; sister, Frances (Albert) Bellm of Daytona Beach, FL; sisters-in-law, Lois Ludwig of St. Louis, MO, Joyce Habing of Teutopolis, and Sara (Alvin) Hammes of Seneca, KS; and 12 grandchildren also survive.
Cecelia was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Donna Jo; two brothers, Melvin and Harold Ludwig; brothers-in-law, Joseph, George and Patrick Habing; and sisters-in-law, Betty Ludwig, Lucy Hornbeck, Kathleen Nolan, Joyce Berchtold and Mary Jane McGee.
Published on March 14, 2017
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