Obituary: Marian Enos

ST. PAUL, MN (December 28, 2015) – A celebration of life service for former Covenant missionary Marian Jean (Stewart) Enos will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016, at Roselawn Chapel in Roseville, Minnesota. She died Tuesday, December 15.1228 marian enos

Marian, 91, was born in Dugger, Indiana, on August 3, 1924. She married Glen Enos. He preceded her in death.

Marian completed her nurse’s training at Epworth Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Moody Bible School. After raising her children she returned to college at the University of Minnesota, completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing. At age 60 she finished her doctorate of adult education.

Marian and Glen served in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1954 to 1964. In the 1970s she went back to practicing nursing first in the hospital and later in a residential home for persons with seizure disorders. She held several teaching positions at Metropolitan State University, South Dakota State University, and Augsburg College.

She is survived by her life partner, Nancy Massman; four daughters, Rebecca Enos (Patricia Walker), Bethany Beckman, Marigrace Deters (Joe), Ruth Angelyn Enos (Peter Fleischhacker), a son, Mark Enos (Richard Newcome); three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

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