Roscoe: Mass of Christian burial for Marcella Allbee, 86, of Roscoe and formerly of Loyalton, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich.
Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
A liturgical wake service will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Holy Cross.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at Gramm Funeral Home in Ipswich, and one hour prior to the services at the church.
Marcella Margaret Hammrich was born to Carl and Katie (Sigette) Hammrich in Belle Township near Ipswich on July 21, 1946. She attended country school in Belle Township.
Marcella married Clyde Allbee on March 23, 1946, in Coeur d'Alene, ID, a marriage that would last 51 years. They made their home on a farm near Loyalton, SD. After Clyde died, she moved to Roscoe.
She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, had written the Loyalton News for 49 years, was a member of the Sunshine Study Club until it disbanded and belonged to the Roscoe Senior Center.
Her knowledge of the history of the Loyalton area led her to assist in the writing of the Loyalton history book. She was always one to strike up a conversation and offer her thoughts. She loved her grandchildren and family and put them first in all that she did.
Marcella died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Golden Living Center of Ipswich.
Survivors include her sons, Robert (Diane) Allbee and Gary Allbee, and daughter, Colleen Fischer, all of Roscoe; sisters: Irene Tigglaar of Waubay, Beverly Miller of Huntington Beach, CA, Marilyn Potter of Mt. Airy, MD, and Lillian (John) Roth of Coeur d'Alene, ID; brothers: Leonard (Georgiann) Hammrich of Hayden Lake, ID, and Clarence (Judy) Hammrich and Junior (Joyce) Hammrich, both of Ipswich; grandchildren: Scott (Dawn) Allbee, Charlotte (Dave) Roesler, Terry (Heidi) Allbee, Elaine (Kevin) Kling, Nancy (Mike) Solheim, Frank (Marne) Allbee, Marcella (Chris) Almanza, Shane (Heidi) Fischer, Robby (Holly) Fischer and Brittney (Doug) Bonen; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepmother, Amelia; brothers: Edward, Anton Tony and Henry; sister, Hazel; one grandson, Shannon; and one great-granddaughter, Annabelle.