Majorica (Marjie) Ann Eftink, 87, of Marble Hill, Mo., died January 31, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born on Jan. 18, 1933, in Leopold, Mo., she was the daughter of Theodore J. and Catherine Ann Hinkebein Peters.
She married August J. Eftink, Sr. on November 12, 1955, at St. John Church in Leopold. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2011. With eleven children she was a very busy homemaker and community member.
As a lifelong member of St. John Catholic Church in Leopold, she was also a member of the Parish Council of Catholic Women and member of the Legion of Mary. She belonged to many Pro-life organizations to include: Voice for Life; a founder and board member of the Crisis Pregnancy Center; Missouri Right to Life and a board member of the Southeast Chapter; and Vitae Society,receiving the Person of the Year Award.
She walked her talk of prolife and antiabortion by traveling throughout the country to protest and picket abortion clinics and experiencing civil arrest with a sit-in.
Within her community she was a founding Cub Scout Pack 315 Den Mother; enjoyed Fans of Country Music, belonged to the 10-Point Club, and as a young busy mother joined the Cane Creek Extension Club. She and Gus enjoyed dancing, especially at Shakertown, and encouraged music within her family.
She is survived by ten children: Jeff Eftink, Eva (Charlie) Dunn, Terrie Rose, A.J. (Sharon) Eftink, Jr, Ted (Sheryl) Eftink, Mike (Donna) Eftink, Tom Eftink, Adrian (Kim) Eftink, Damian (Marla) Eftink, and Nathan (Misty) Eftink; by two sisters: Sister Marie Ambrose SSND and Bonnie Diebold; two brothers: Teddy Joe and Mark Peters; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Included in her survivors are her In-laws: Patsy Peters, Maggie Peters, Martha Ladd Peters, Emma Eftink Holzum, Alene and Louis Eftink, and Frances VanGennip.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Jeremy Eftink; a son-in-law, Dale Rose; a daughter-in-law, Mary Eftink; brothers: F.X., Ambrose, Matt and Januar Peters.
Visitation will be at St John Catholic Church in Leopold on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Parish prayers and rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. The funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Her grandson, Rev. Charles Dunn, will be the celebrant.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hutchings Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Memorial may be given to Options for Women,354 S. Silver Springs Road, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
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