Mary L. Borgstadt

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mary L. Borgstadt, 83, of Higginsville, Missouri, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville.

A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Missouri Veterans Chapel. Interment will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on the day of the service at the Hoefer Chapel, 1600 Main St., in Higginsville. Memorial contributions may be sent to Preferred Hospice of Lexington. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Born Monday, Oct. 23, 1933, in Malta Bend, she was the daughter of the late Edward Hemme and the late Lydia Kirchhoff Hemme. She married Eugene "Sonny" Borgstadt on May 12, 1954. He preceded her in death on August 19, 2003. She lived most of her life in Aullville, moving to Higginsville in 2017.

Surviving include a son, Karl (Faye) Borgstadt of Grain Valley; two daughters, Wanda (Nathan) Norris of Higginsville and Brenda (Karl) Kresse of Higginsville; one brother, Kenneth (Doris) Hemme of Concordia; two sisters, Ruth Yokley of Sweet Springs and Betty Driver of Concordia; 16 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Karl; one granddaughter, Amber Kresse; two brothers, Glen Hemme and Burdett Hemme; and one sister, Dorothy Hemme.