EAST PRAIRIE -- Dorthy Wasson, 84, died at 1:15 a.m. March 10, 2006, at East Prairie Nursing Center.
Born Jan. 27, 1922, in Commerce, daughter of the late T.J. and Mary Alice Edgeman Hockersmith, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was of the Baptist belief.
On Sept. 2, 1939, she married Luther E. Wasson, who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1998.
Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Carolyn Wasson and Charles and Thelma Wasson of East Prairie and Gary and Donna Wasson of Des Arc, Ark.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Martha Mayfield of East Prairie, Glenda Williams of Bertrand and Kathy Henry and Terry Clark of Bertrand; two sisters, Alene Elleger of Scott City and Irene Phipps of Jackson; and 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.