Mary Frances Drydale 87, of Bolckow, MO, passed from this life on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at her home in Bolckow with her family at her side.
Mary was born near Skidmore, MO, on June 4, 1925, to Fred and Edna (Smith) Stephens. She had lived all of her life in the area.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers, Ellis Stephens, Richard Stephens, and Frederick Stephens; and 2 sisters, Betty King, and Esther Pearson.
Mary retired from the Dietary Department at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, MO, and previously had owned and operated the Cattleman’s Restaurant at the Maryville Sale barn, and others restaurants in the area.
Her memberships included the Bethany Christian Church, Barnard, MO, and she was active and helped out with other Women’s organizations of the church. She was a leader of local 4-H Clubs, and other area Women’s Social Clubs.
Left to mourn her passing is her husband, Wayne L. Drydale, of the home in Bolckow. They were married on December 14, 1946 in St. Joseph, MO.
Other survivors include 2 sons, Roy “R.W.” (Tammy) Drydale, Bolckow, MO, and Gary L. (Roberta J.) Drydale, Bolckow, MO; daughter, Shirley (Bill) McPike, Savannah, MO; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer (Phil) Burhoop, J.C. Watts, April (Tom) Budget, and Chris (Kim) Drydale; sister, Doris Collins, Gladstone, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 PM, Monday, January 7, 2013, at the Bethany Christian Church, Barnard, MO, the burial will be in the Bethany Christian Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.
Memorials are suggested to the Bethany Christian Church, Barnard, MO; or the Alzheimer’s Association. 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the Kendallwood Hospice, St. Joseph, MO.
For online condolences and obituary, visit www.bramfuneralhome.com
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Updated Jan. 7, 2013 @ 6:45 am
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