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Mary Givens

Friday, December 7, 2012

EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary Frances Givens, 92 died at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 5, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Born Nov. 13, 1920, to the late John Patrick and Fanny Goldie Lamar Ditto, she lived most of her life in East Prairie and attended the Gospel Assembly Church in Sikeston.

On Aug. 11, 1937, she married Carl E. Givens who preceded her in death April 15, 1979.

She was also preceded in death by four sons, Ronald Givens, David Givens, Carl Gene Givens and Benny Givens, one sister, Florence Whybark, and three brothers, Cletus Ditto, Ed Ditto and Paul Ditto.

Survivors include: one daughter, Sue Thomure of East Prairie; and 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday with Bob Mouser and Gene Ditto officiating.

Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Steve Runnerstorm, Joey Gephart, Darrell Jones, Patrick Klitzka, Bryant Givens and Ray Givens.

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