Della Mae Patterson Appleton Graham, daughter of the late Victor Harris and Alma Marie Bess Patterson, was born in Greenbrier, Missouri on July 18, 1943, and passed away at her home in Morehouse, Mo. on January 30, 2016, at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 12 days.
Della had lived the last forty years in Morehouse. She had worked as a Janitor at Rowe Furniture in Morehouse and was a member of the Clines Island General Baptist Church.
On August 3, 1985 She married Dale Graham in Morehouse, Missouri.
Surviving are her husband, Dale Graham of Morehouse, Mo; two sons, Jerry Appleton of Sikeston Mo and Larry Appleton of Morehouse, Mo; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Ronnie Patterson of Dexter, Cletus Patterson of Essex, Mo.; and one sister, Joyce Agee of Peoria, Il. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Roland Appleton; four brothers, Junior Patterson, James Patterson, Homer Patterson and Weldon Bess; two great grandsons, Caleb Burton and Zane Allen.
Friends may visit from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, February 1, 2016, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 10:00 am at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Ronnie Leadbetter and Rev. Jimmy Vent officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri. Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri in charge of all arrangements.
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