WYATT -- Mary Allene Brown Todd, 84, died at 10 a.m. Oct. 20, 2006, at her home.
Born May 3, 1922, in Wyatt, daughter of the late John Joseph and Maggie Bell Goode Brown, she had lived her entire life in Wyatt where she was a lifetime member of the Wyatt Methodist Church until it closed after which she became a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church. She had been employed as manager of Raffety Store in Wyatt for 30 years before purchasing the store to become the owner and operator of Todd Grocery's from 1981 until her retirement in 1991.
On July 25, 1968, she married Edward H. Todd who preceded her in death on March 9, 2006.
Also preceding her in death were six brothers, John Jewell Brown, Ernest Edward Brown, Glenn Brown, Orval Brown, Floyd M. Brown and M. Freeman Brown; and one sister, Hallene Frans.
Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret E. and Allen Sams of Chicago and Carolyn Ovaline and Glenn Davis of Wyatt; one brother, Estel E. Brown of Brawley, Calif.; one sister, Dorothy M. Griggs of Brawley; four grandchildren and spouses, Cindy and Ronny Hamby of West Chicago, Ill., Darryl and Susan Sams of West Chicago, Carolyn Davis of Wyatt and Karen Davidson of Sikeston; five great grandchildren, Susanne Thielking of West Chicago, Erin Staples and Caleb Davidson of Sikeston and Stacey Sams and Darrek Sams of West Chicago; one great-great-grandson, Wyatt Staples Merideth of Sikeston; and her special friend and caretaker, Melanie Davis of Wyatt.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Harold Norton, minister of Senior Ministries at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston.
Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Carl Stricker, Larry Brown, Donnie Sams, Tom Raffety, E. Hunter Raffety Jr. and Jim Whitehead.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Renaud, Bill Feezor, Elott H. Raffety, Rodney Keeton, Larry Smith, Homer Oliver, Jim Davis and Pat Rolwing.