Murlene Patterson of Bell City, daughter of the late Clarence and Muriel Kirby Wingfield, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 13, 1936, and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on February 5, 2015, at the age of 78 years, 1 month and 23 days.
She had lived in the Bell City, Missouri area most of her life. She had worked as a cook at Head Start and was a member of the Bell City General Baptist Church.
On February 9, 1954, she was married to Ray D. Patterson in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Surviving are her husband, Ray D. Patterson of Bell City; one daughter, Theresa Rhodes of Advance, Missouri; two sons & spouses, Harold & Cynthia Patterson of Swinton, Missouri, David & Robin Patterson of Bloomfield; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Linda Gaither of San Antonio, Texas; sister in law, Toni Wingfield of San Antonio, Texas; and cousins, Marie Robert of Benton and Alleta Robertson of Delta. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Hefner; great granddaughter, Lexi Cummins; son in law, Gary Rhodes and three brothers, Harvey, Joe and Charles Wingfield.
Friends may visit on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 2:00 pm at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri with Rev. Bob Bradford of Delta, Missouri officiating.
Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Bell City, Missouri with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.