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Howard Adkisson

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

EAST PRAIRIE -- Howard Lee Harr Adkisson, 97, formerly of Benton, died at 5:25 p.m. July 16, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center.

Born Sept. 25, 1914, in East Prairie, to the late Joseph F. and Bertie Sailor Harr, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie and Benton, and was a member of the West Side Church of God in Cape Girardeau.

On Dec. 22, 1932, she married Robert Wesley Adkisson who preceded her in death on July 24, 1992.

She was also preceded in death by: two daughters, Jean Nall and Frankie Owens; four brothers, Orvill Harr, Carl Whitmire, James Whitmire and Charles Whitmire; and four sisters, Grace Graham, Willie Layton, Reva Watson and Ruby Goldstein.

She is survived by: one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Cecilia Adkisson of East Prairie; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie with her niece, Joyce Story officiating.

Burial followed in the Dogwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Tim Adkisson, Chris Adkisson, Joel Vickery, Daryl Owens, Frank Nall, Dustin Owens and Dennis Owens.

Online condolences may be sent at www.shelbyfuneral.com.