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Obituary - Eula Mae Maack




Long time walking horse enthusiast, Eula Mae Maack, age 77, passed away at her home in Goodson on October 16, 2017. 

She was born on November 22, 1939 in a farm house on Clear Creek, Vernon County Missouri, near El Dorado Springs to Roy and Lillian Snodgrass. She attended a one room school house near the family farm and later El Dorado Springs High School where she graduated in 1957. 

Mae worked in the insurance business in Kansas City following graduation until she met and married Bill Maack Jr. in 1958. They moved to Polk County and were blessed with three children. Mae was an instrumental part of the family business she married into, Maack and Son Stables in Polk as well as the farming operation of beef cattle and hogs. 

Mae was a homemaker and very active in the community and school functions. She was a great support to Bill and the family as they raised, trained and showed Tennessee Walking Horses all over the region. In 1976 Mae went to work for Cattleman’s Auction Company, later becoming United Producer’s in Humansville, where she remained for over 26 years. After retirement Mae enjoyed traveling with her children to weekend horse shows, yard work and reading. 

Mae was a member of Union Hall Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs where she played the piano until moving to Polk County. She was member of the Heart of America Walking Horse Association, serving as secretary/treasurer for several years. She was also a founding member of the Midwest Walking Horse Trainer’s Association. Mae was active in other various horse clubs including Southwest Missouri Horse Show Association and was a lifetime member of the Bolivar Saddle Club. 

She was proceeded in death by her husband of 48 years, Bill Maack, Jr., her parents Roy and Lillian Snodgrass of Bolivar and one sister Mary Lou. She is survived by her three children: Susie Graham and her husband Rick of Bolivar, Mike Maack of Polk, Jennifer Condren and husband Donny of Goodson, grandchildren Doug Maack and his wife Amber of Polk, Ross Maack and Hayli Maack, both of Boise ID, and Cole Condren, Goodson, two great grandchildren, sisters in law Marilyn Maack, Frankie Enderle and husband Shim all of Kansas City, and a host of friends. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 -7:00 PM, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Butler Funeral Home, in Bolivar, Missouri.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, on Thursday, October 19. 2017, at the Butler Funeral Home, in Bolivar, with Efton Piper officiating. Burial will take place at the Mt. View Cemetery, in Polk, Missouri.

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