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Obituary: Alice Marie Backer

Obituary: Alice Marie Backer

February 4th, 2018 in Obituaries

Alice Marie Backer, 84, of Fulton, returned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Alice was born March 1, 1933, to the late Earl and Hazel Wetherell. She married Elwood Backer on December 20, 1952, and was blessed with three children. They were married 51 years. Alice worked for the Department of Revenue in Jefferson City for 10 years. She also worked for Fulton Public School District for 32 years in food services with the last 15 years as Kitchen Manager at Fulton Middle School. Alice retired in May of 1997 to babysit her grandchildren. She was devoted to her family and especially loved seeing her grandchildren. She was a talented seamstress, enjoyed doing yard work, and loved to travel. Alice loved the Lord and faithfully attended church. She belonged to Southside Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 20 years. Alice is survived by one brother, Bennie (Louise) Wetherell of Fulton; two daughters, Cathy Marie (Scott) Register of Wilmington, N.C. and Elaine Sue (Mike) Winters of Fulton; one son, David Elwood (April) Backer of Fulton; nine grandchildren: Andrew (Amanda) Koester, Matthew Koester, Daniel (significant other Becky) Smith, Crystal (Michael) Schwartz, Michael (Kendra) Smith, Denver, Ethan, Josiah and Carson Backer; two step-granddaughters, Ashley and Amanda Winters, seven great-grandchildren: Austin, Wesley and Luke Koester, Justice Smith, Julie Marie Schwartz, and Mason and baby-on-the-way Smith. Alice was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband; sister, Ruth Ann Clark; and brother, Thomas Wetherell. Celebration of Life services will be held on Monday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Debo Funeral Home. Brother Ron Baker and Brother Guy Thomas will be officiating. Burial will follow at Callaway Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, at Debo Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to Southside Baptist Church.