LEWISVILLE, Texas -- Mary Clayton Sullivan, 87, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007, following a long illness.
Mary was born Nov. 24, 1919, in Mississippi County, Mo., to Arthur and Lula Clayton. After graduation from high school, she moved to Cairo, Ill., to attend nursing school. She worked as a registered nurse in the Tuberculosis Sanitarium and at Saint Mary's Hospital in Cairo. Mary retired from nursing to devote her love and attention to her family.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Susan Sullivan Josey and her husband, Tom of Highland Village; sister, Stella Bryant of Sikeston, Mo.; four grandchildren, Ashley Sullivan, Brian Sullivan, Matthew Sullivan and Rob Josey; three great-
grandchildren, Cameron, Clayton, Matti Sullivan; and Regina and Eddie Davis, her special friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her son, Charles Sullivan, in 2005; her brother, Jack Clayton; and sisters, Beatrice Leible, Clara Spaulding, Ruth Hargan and Margaret Ellen Clayton.
Mary was a loving mother and friend to many. She always had a smile and wonderful sense of humor. Mary's loving touch and positive attitude influenced those who knew her.
Funeral services for Mary Sullivan will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 6 at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. Friends may visit between 10-11a.m. Friday, April 6.
Mary's family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mary's name to your local Alzheimer's Association.