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LaRue Cunningham

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

JONESBORO, Ark. -- LaRue DeField Cunningham, 92, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Sept. 19, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Born April 18, 1920, in East Prairie, Mo., to the late Mayme and Clyde DeField, in 1937, she graduated from East Prairie High School in East Prairie and in 1941 graduated from Arkansas State College with a double major in business administration and French.

She taught school for two years and, from 1943-1947, worked as an administrative assistant for the Air Force First Troop Carrier Command in Indianapolis, Ind. Due to her husband's career as an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, she lived in San Francisco, Little Rock and Blytheville before moving to Jonesboro. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was a member of a Sunday school Class and a past member of the administrative board, Altar Guild and Martha Circle. She was also a member of the Jonesboro Garden Club and volunteered for the St. Bernards Hospital Auxiliary.

In 1951, in Washington, D.C., she married Ed Cunningham who preceded her in death after 59 years of marriage.

Survivors include: a daughter, Sherri Karber of Fort Smith; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Ann Cunningham of Little Rock; one grandson, Gregory Karber of Los Angeles; and one granddaughter, Courtney Cunningham of North Little Rock.

A memorial service was held Sept. 22 at the First United Methodist Church Chapel with the Revs. Patty Soward and John Miles officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were members of her Sunday school class and the St. Bernards Hospital Auxiliary.

The Emerson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at www.emersonfuneralhome.com.