EAST PRAIRIE - Sylvia Retta Meredith Rister, 90, died at 4:10 a.m. April 21, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Aug. 21, 1915, near Sikeston, daughter of the late William Henry and Eva Lean Byford Martin, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie, a Foster Grandmother for the East Prairie R-2 School and a nurse's aide at Missouri Delta Medical Center for 17 years before retiring in 1985.
On Feb. 4, 1933, at Woodriver, Ill., she was united in marriage to Raymond Stanley Meredith, who preceded her in death on June 16, 1962.
One daughter, Barbara Joan Starbuck; two brothers; and four sisters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond Stanley and Jetti Meredith Jr. of Texarkana, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Donnie Haney of East Prairie; and eight grandchildren and 18 grandchildren.
Visitation is at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with George White officiating.
Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.