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Mary Ellen Massingill

October 25, 2016

Mary Ellen Massingill of Dexter, daughter of the late Giles Vick and Ethel Bond Ellis, was born in Holiday, Tennessee on October 15, 1936, and passed away at the Cypress Point Healthcare Center in Dexter, Missouri on October 25, 2016, at the age of 80 years and 10 days. She had lived in Dexter, Missouri most of her life. She was a home maker and enjoyed working in her yard and garden. On September 17, 1990 she was married to Robert Lee Massingill in Dexter. He preceded her in death on October 23, 2014. Surviving are two daughters, Sherry Cowgur of Joplin, Missouri, Rhonda Lewis -Gromer of Dexter, Missouri; two grandsons, Derek Cowgur of Joplin, Missouri and Jake Gromer of Dexter, Missouri; two step-daughters, Pamela Hodges of Farmington, Arkansas, Pat Kohler of Denver, Colorado; three step-sons, Chad Massingill of Dexter, Wayne Massingill of Searcy, Arkansas and Mike Richards of Denver, Colorado. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jo Toutchque, six brothers and four sisters. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Graveside services to follow at the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter with Rev. Bill Pennington of Dexter officiating. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Sikeston Area Humane Society, 1900 Compress Rd., Sikeston, MO 63801, or Southeast Hospice, #10 Doctor's Park, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703.
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