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Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Ray Edwards
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1911
Cato
Barry County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1998
Springfield
Greene County
Missouri, USA

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Edwards, 87, Mount Vernon, died at 11:36 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a long illness. Mrs. Edwards was born Jan. 20, 1911, in the Cato community, south of Jenkins. She was a lifetime area resident and homemaker. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, rural Verona. She married Charles Efton Edwards on March 28, 1931, at Cassville. He died Feb. 8, 1965. She was also preceded in death by a son and two daughters. Survivors include three sons, Franklin Edwards, Cassville, Joe Edwards, Purdy, and Charles Edwards, Mount Vernon; six daughters, Doris Butler and Thelma Duncan, both of Cassville, Clemma Taylor, Butterfield, Julia "Judy" Moore, Purdy, Virgie Hall, Monett, and Mary Bunch, Mount Vernon; a brother, Chester Ray, Shell Knob; 42 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville, with Jarvis Barrett and Carroll Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery, Cassville. Grandsons Darrell Butler, Harold Wells, Mike Duncan, Rick Taylor, Randy McGlothlin and Steve Duncan will serve as pallbearers.

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 Parents:
  Noah M Ray (1880 - 1962)
  Martha Ann Snider Ray (1878 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Efton Edwards (1893 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Doris Ray Edwards Butler (1932 - 2000)*
  Iva Melvina Christina Edwards Wells (1934 - 1996)*
  Joe Meridith Edwards (1938 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Barton Elmer Ray (1908 - 1968)*
  Mary Elizabeth Ray Edwards (1911 - 1998)
  Jessie M Ray (1913 - 1986)*
  Chester Troy Ray (1922 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mineral Springs Cemetery
Mineral Spring
Barry County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 1 Lot 42
 
Created by: Kevin D. Held
Record added: Feb 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7160947
Mary Elizabeth Bessie <i>Ray</i> Edwards
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