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Leoata May McCurdy

Visitation:
Sunday, June 13, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Service:

Monday, June 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Randall Cone.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Raymond McCurdy, Bobby McCurdy, J. M. Dowell, Jamie Heaton, Mike McCurdy and Arlie Hickson.

Leoata May (Hickson) McCurdy passed away at 3:07 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2010 at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra, Missouri. She had been a lifelong rural Vandalia area resident and attended area schools. Leoata was a full-time homemaker on the family farm and enjoyed helping her husband, Tom. She worshipped at the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church and enjoyed sewing, embroidery, flowers and gardening. In her younger years, she enjoyed serving as a Girl Scout leader in Farber.

Born: October 6, 1922 in rural Pike County, Missouri the daughter of Leo and Agnes (Riechard) Hickson.

Married: Thomas A. McCurdy in Bowling Green on October 25, 1939; he preceded her in death on February 23, 1981.

Survivors include: two daughters, Lily F. and husband, Ray Gosney of Maywood, Missouri and Helen M. McCurdy and Ken Keller of Quincy, Illinois; one brother, James Hickson of Bowling Green, Missouri; two sisters, Stella Baker of Vandalia and Nellie McCurdy of Monroe City, Missouri; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Margaret McCurdy of Wellsville, Missouri; one grandson, John and wife, Tammy Watkins of Palmyra, Missouri; two great-granddaughters, Emma and Faith Watkins; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: husband, Tom; one son, James "Sonny" McCurdy; one daughter, Iva Agnes McCurdy who died in infancy; one sister, Mary Dowell and one grandson, Terrence "Tom" Watkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Maple Lawn Nursing Home Activities Department, 1410 Line Street, Palmyra, Missouri 63461.


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