Ingeborg E. Liias

August 13, 1925 - June 07, 2011 

Ingeborg E. Liias

August 13, 1925 - June 07, 2011 

Obituary for Ingeborg E. Liias

Elsa Liias, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. She was 85. Ingeborg was born in Plauen Im Vogtland, near Dresden Germany on August 13, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Walter Schneider and Elsa Frieda Grimm. Inge emigrated to the US in 1951 with her late husband Arnold and lived first in Charlestown, MA, moving to Woburn, MA in 1973 and then finally to Brooksby Village in Peabody where she lived for the last seven years of her life.

Inge (as she was known to her friends) was first a loving wife and homemaker, sacrificed and gave generously to her children and to the many people who touched her life. She worked at numerous full and part-time jobs to raise her family of four children and was always active in the Episcopal Church, first at St. John’s Church in Charlestown, then at St. Paul’s Parish in Malden for many years, Christ Church in Hamilton, MA and finally at Christ the Redeemer Church in Danvers, Mass.

In Charlestown, OMA (as she was known to her family) was a foster mother for many years having cared for more than 38 children. At St. Paul’s Parish she was a member of the Altar Guild and was an untiring volunteer for the Bread of Life, where she cooked, served meals, and provided accounting and administrative assistance and was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year in 2007. Most recently she volunteered regularly at Renaissance Gardens and the Treasure Chest at Brooksby Villiage.

OMA was the beloved wife of the late Arnold Liias who was a farmer in Estonia, a clockmaker in Schwennigen-am-Neckar, Germany and then also at the Chelsea Clock company for more than ten years. Arnold retired in 1980 from Cryovac Division of the W.R Grace Co. and passed away in 1982.

OMA is survived by her four children: Rev. Jurgen Liias of Melrose, Dr. Raimo Liias of Sudbury, Karin Liias Goldstein of Lynnfield, and Leopold Liias of Peabody; along with nine loving grandchildren and one great granddaughter

Her Funeral Service will be held at Christ the Redeemer Church, 188 Elliott Street, Danvers on Monday, June 13, at 11:00 A.M. Immediately following the service, all are invited to attend a reception in the Parish Hall at the church. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bread of Life Program, 511 Main St., Malden, MA 02148.

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