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Emma DeWitt

Friday, September 3, 2004

SIKESTON - Emma J. "Emmy" DeWitt, 94, died at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 2, 2004, at her home.

Born Oct. 9, 1909, at Bement, daughter of the late Joseph H. and Lydia E. Ward Tate, she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. She was baptized Aug. 27, 1922, and had been a member of the Little Vine Baptist Church near Matthews for 50 years.

On Aug. 15, 1926, in Bertrand, she married James Howard DeWitt who preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1992.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Millard DeWitt; one daughter, Marjorie Martha DeWitt; and four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Amos and Sue DeWitt of Parker, Colo.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Zelma Mae DeWitt, OmaLeane and J.W. Nelson and Berneda Green of Sikeston; one daughter-in-law, Violet DeWitt Dreschel of Bloomfield; one brother, Joe Tate of Oran; two sisters, Stella Duke of Sikeston and Ada Zoph of St. Louis; and 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Joe McCullough, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church of Sikeston, and the Rev. James Trotter, pastor of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church in Essex, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.

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