BERNIE - Gearldine Neeley Caldwell, 76, died March 11, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born Oct. 3, 1925, at Senath, daughter of the late William Frank and Hettie Rosetta Pruett Kelly, she attended the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Dexter.
She was first married to Gene Neeley who preceded her in death. Her second husband, Ellis Caldwell, died on March 11, 1982.
Survivors include: six sons, Johnny Wayne Bruce of Atlanta, Ga., Frankie Bruce of Edwards, Miss., Ernest Neeley of Bernie, Hubert Neeley and Richard Neeley of Dexter and Ronnie Neeley of Bernie; four daughters, Dianna Gramlich of Greenville, Jerry Lynn of Kennett, Flossie Ellis of Aztec, N.M., and Rosalee Miller of Puxico; five stepsons, Everett Neeley, Ralph Neeley, Leon Neeley, Wayne Neeley and Bud Neeley; two stepdaughters, Louise Neeley and Pat Neeley; one brother, Jay Kelly of New York, N.Y.; and 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Homer Gene Neeley; and three sisters, Ann Manning, Macella Beanard and Nancy Kelly.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Danny Collins will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery in rural Clarkton.