SIKESTON -- Velma Rea Stewart, 72, of Sikeston, died Jan. 21, 2013, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born Feb. 24, 1940, in Lamar, Ark., to the late John and Edith Ewing Parsons, she was employed by Potlatch/Tetra-Pac for 29 years, retiring in 1994.
Survivors include: two daughters, Sherry Basinger of Benton and Karen Chappell of Sikeston; one brother, Delbert Parsons of Bertrand; and two sisters, Doris Rushing of St. Charles and Jane Fewless of Omaha, Neb. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Allen Basinger Jr., Heather Basinger, William Chappell Jr. and Carrie Chappell; and two great-grandchildren, Madison Basinger and Delayna Basinger.
Private burial was held today at the New Morley Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared at www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com.