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Cleo Trower Gordon
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Keith Stewart, Tim Stewart, Mike Ward, Mark David, Bobby Johnson and Richard Johnson.
Cleo B. Trower Gordon passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, 2008 at the Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, Missouri. She had lived most all of her adult life in the Vandalia area and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Hannibal, Missouri. After school, Cleo began working at the Bobby Brooks garment factory in 1931. She held a supervisory position most of the 46 years she worked at Bobby Brooks. Cleo retired in 1977 and enjoyed working with the Farber Baptist Church Ladies Group, growing flowers and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Born: September 12, 1915 in Ardmore, Missouri the daughter of Edward and Anna (Taylor) Henry.
Married: Melvin Trower in Mexico, Missouri on October 7, 1933; he preceded her in death on January 12, 1976. She then married Bill Gordon in Farber, Missouri on June 3, 1988; he preceded her in death on October 17, 1989.
Survivors include: one son: Larry J. and wife, Eva Trower of Frankford, Missouri; one daughter: Karla S. and husband, Mike Ward of Hannibal, Missouri; six grandchildren: Tyron Trower and Leigh Trower both of Fulton, Missouri; Carrie Trower of Auxvasse, Missouri; Kelly David of Mexico, Missouri; Keith Stewart of Hannibal, Missouri and Timmy Stewart of Bowling Green, Missouri; also survived by eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: two brothers: Ed "Bud" Henry and Jim Henry; seven sisters: Alpha Eskew, Billie Johnson, Orpha Kirks, Betty Harris, Beulah Henry, Priscella Shackleford and Ruth Wolfe; also preceded by two nephews: Raymond Earl Johnson and Bill Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 972, Mexico, MO 65265-0972.
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