NEW MADRID - Beatrice Gist, 87, died April 13, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born Aug. 5, 1919, in Qulin, she was the daughter of the late Randolph and Rosetta Medler Stafford.
Survivors include: five sons, Donald Gist and Bruce Gist of New Madrid, Robert Gist of The Villages, Fla., Larry Gist of Kokomo, Ind. and Tim Gist of Forth Worth, Texas; two sisters, Angeline Delp of St. Louis and Elsie Fowler of Sikeston; and 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Her husband Edward William Gist, preceded her in death on June 26, 1978.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Doris Jackson; one brother and one great-great-grandson.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Blake Tiemon officiating.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid.