Marian Loucille Minks, 89, passed away 12:24 am September 12, 2013 peacefully after fighting the battle of Alzheimer’s disease. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Marian was born July 26, 1924 to Clarence and Alice Strub of Brunswick, MO. Predeceding her in death were her parents, three sisters, Virigina Rose Strub, Mildred (Strub) White, and Eleanor (Strub) Neighbors. Surviving family members include her sister Mary Evelyn “Sis” (Strub) DeWeese and one brother, Clarence “Bud” Strub Jr. Marian was united in marriage to Verle “Preach” Minks, on January 8, 1947, in Carrolton, MO. To this union were born two sons, Gary and his wife Barbara Minks and Dale and his wife Wendy Minks both of Liberty, MO. Grandchildren include: Shelly and Ken Ballard, Tammy Minks, both of Greenville, TX., and Tamatha and Chris Lowe, of Las Cruses, NM., daughters of Gary Minks, and Landon Minks, son of Gary and Barb Minks. Allison and Johnathan Felton, of Rogersville, MO., Hillary and Matthew Hunter, of Liberty, MO., and Lindsey and Shane Ruwe, of Gladstone, MO., daughters of Dale and Wendy Minks; great grandchildren: Ryan and Brandon Ballard; Chris, Emma, and Nicholas Lowe; Megan Gray; Madison, Peyton, and Isabella Felton; Lily and Conner Anderson; and Kylee Hunter, and several nieces and nephews. Marian was known for her laughter, hospitality, generosity, putting others before herself, and her outpouring of love for her family. Marian and Preach were business owners of Minks Builders Supply in Brunswick, MO for 27 years. They enjoyed traveling and made many memories with family and friends at their second home, the cabin, at Holiday Acres in Cairo, MO. Marian’s favorite time of the year was Christmas. Her family and friends would gather in their home on Christmas Eve as they would celebrate life with love and laughter, and share many stories. She was a devote catholic and was an active member of St. Boniface Parish in Brunswick, MO. Visitation will be held at St. Boniface Church, 203 Harrison St. Brunswick, MO., on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 9:45 – 10:45 am. Mass will be at 11:00 am followed by the burial in St. Boniface Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ken Ballard, Chris Lowe, Landon Minks, Johnathan Felton, Matt Hunter and Shane Ruwe. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ryan Ballard, Brandon Ballard, Roger White, Steve Dankert, Don Breshears, Dennis Widhalm and Bob Lambert.The family would like to express their appreciation for the wonderful care which was provided by Crossroads Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Marian’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, or St. Boniface Cemetery and be mailed to Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO 65236.