SIKESTON - Mabel Irene Robards, 76, died Sept. 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born Sept. 16, 1927, in Kennett, daughter of the late David Cornelious and Willie Zella McGregor Childress, she had attended Calvary Temple Church in Sikeston. She was an inspector for the Ely Walker Shirt Company in Kennett for 25 years before retiring.
On Jan. 25, 1950, she married U.L. Robards who preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1977.
Survivors include: two daughters, Sandra L. Wright and Ulonda L. Grills of Sikeston; one brother, Johnny Aron Barnes of Senath; one sister, Nora Mae Tullock of St. Louis; and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 1 p.m. Wednesday until service time at 2 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Greg Forrester will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Bradley O. Wright, Frank A. Wright Jr. John Quinonez and Jason Crawford.