RISCO - Kathryn Marie Rayburn Fortner, 80, died at 3:03 a.m. Dec. 30, 2005, at her home in Risco.
Born Oct. 28, 1925, in Malden, to the late Harry Edward and Kittie Belle Capshaw Rayburn, she was a retired teacher and an active member of the Risco First Baptist Church.
On Jan. 26, 1947, in Clarkton, she married Louis Weldon Fortner, who preceded her in death on May 20, 1997.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Gordon Matlock of Risco and Marie and Allen Ward of Gideon; two sisters, Mary Olive Fortner of Cape Girardeau and Betty C. Ray of Wilmerding, Penn.; and four grandchildren, Christian Louis Matlock and Timothy Paul Matlock of Cape Girardeau and Courtney and Nick Robertson of Olive Branch, Miss.
Services were conducted Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Risco with Gene Lancaster, Lonnie Mittag and Nick Robertson officiating.
Burial followed at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton under the direction of Bradshaw Funeral Home.