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Mary Elizabeth Day

d. December 17, 2015


Sunday, December 20, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.


Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Pastor Jerry Ostrom.
Music: Sharon Hoehn - pianist.
Interment: Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Brianne Fugute, Scott Nilges, Allison Griggsby, Garrett Day, Lucas Nilges, Sean Nilges and Hayden Day.

Mary Elizabeth Day passed away with family by her side at 2:35 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. She grew up in the Leadwood, Missouri area and was a 1959 Leadwood High School graduate. Mary worked for several years at the Ole Tyme Produce Market in St. Louis. She then started working at the Walmart Store in Mexico. Mary retired in 1999 from Walmart after 15 years. She was a member of the Farber Baptist Church where she played the piano for many years. Mary also enjoyed bowling, bingo, crochet, St. Louis Cardinal games, all the Van-Far sports and being around her children and grandchildren. Mary also enjoyed volunteering at Tri-County Care Center for many years for the resident's hymn sing and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2008.

Born: January 8, 1942 in Leadwood, Missouri the daughter of George Orville and Mary Alma (Matkin) Simms.

Survivors include: one son, Thomas O. and wife, Stephanie Day; two daughters: Lucretia "LuAnn" and husband Stephen Nilges and Robyn E. Day all of Vandalia; seven grandchildren: Scott and Jessica Nilges of Laddonia; Sean and Lindsey Nilges of Mexico; Lucas Nilges of Mexico; Allison Griggsby of Vandalia; Brianne and Wesley Fugate of Vandalia; Garrett Day and Hayden Day, both of Vandalia; five great-grandchildren: Bryson Nilges, Lexi Nilges, Monroe Griggsby, Autumn Fugate and Chayce Fugate.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Robert; one son, Robert E. Day Jr. and one grandson, Cody Nilges.

Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center or the Farber Baptist Church

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