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Lena May Perry

August 21, 1919 July 17, 2018
Lena May Perry
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Obituary for Lena May Perry

Lena May Perry, age 98, of Marionville, Missouri, passed away at 10:42 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the Baptist Home in Ozark, Missouri. She was born August 21, 1919, in Marionville, the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Foster) Smith. She lived in Marionville and Verona, Missouri, most of her life and spent her last days in Springfield, and at the Baptist Home in Ozark.

Lena was a 1937 graduate of Marionville High School. She was an active member of the Verona Baptist Church where she served for years as a Sunday school teacher, church clerk, WMU Leader, and in various other roles and was a member of the Tillers and Toilers Garden Club in Verona. She was employed through the years at the former MWM Color Press in Aurora, as a typist and proofreader.

Lena made beautiful hand-stitched quilts and afghans. Her home was the gathering place for extended family and church friends, where all partook of delicious meals while strengthening family bonds, friendship and faith.

On January 12, 1944, she married Bob L. Perry, in Fort Scott, Kansas. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1998.

Lena is survived by her daughter, Kathy Losey and her husband, Mike, of Springfield, Missouri; one son, Dr. Robert Perry and his wife, Marilyn Nelson, of Bois D’Arc, Missouri; one brother, Bill Smith, of Republic, Missouri; son-in-law, Beecher Griffitts of Marshfield, Missouri; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She took great joy in her family.

Her parents, Samuel and Mary, husband, Bob, daughter, Patty Griffitts, one brother and four sisters, preceded her in death.

Lena will be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother and church member.

A visitation will be held from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Williams Funeral Home, in Marionville, with a graveside service to follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made payable to Compassus Hospice or the Baptist Home in Ozark, in care of the funeral home.

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Visitation

Friday

20

Jul

1:00 PM 7/20/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 7/20/2018 2:30:00 PM
Williams Funeral Home

300 S. Central Ave.
P.O. Box 103
Marionville, MO 65705

Williams Funeral Home
300 S. Central Ave. Marionville 65705 MO
United States

Graveside Service

Friday

20

Jul

3:00 PM 7/20/2018 3:00:00 PM
Marionville IOOF Cemetery

Hwy 14
Marionville, Missouri 65705

Marionville IOOF Cemetery
Hwy 14 Marionville 65705 Missouri
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Marionville IOOF Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy 14
Marionville, Missouri 65705

Hwy 14 Marionville 65705 Missouri
United States
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