BERNIE - Conetha Jean Waltrip, 64, died March 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born July 16, 1940, in Hayti, daughter of the late Travis Vance and Ofa Cobb Vance, she was of the General Baptist belief.
On March 6, 1964, in Elgin, Ill., she married Wayne Edward Waltrip who survives of the home.
Survivors in addition to her husband include: two daughters, Connie Marie Johnson of Dexter and Darla Kaye Whitehead of Bernie; one step-daughter, Lisa Gaye Crosier of Charleston; one brother, Jerry Vance of Hampshire, Ill.; one sister, Helen McGowan of Bernie; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Lee Anthony; and one sister, Hilda Smith.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday.
Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.