Born 1-20-1920 -- Died 3-3-2005
Hilda Auda Strain, 85, of Thayer, Mo., died March 3, 2005, in Thayer.
Born Jan. 20, 1920, in Thayer the daughter of Frank Leone Wales and Allie L. Janes Wales.
She was married Nov. 10, 1937, in Oregon County, Mo., to Milburn C. Strain, who preceded her in death June 29, 1978. She was a member of Clifton Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her loved ones.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Strain of Thayer; a daughter, Janet Grooms of Thayer; three grandchildren -- Kimberly Strain of Springfield, Mo., Kayla Melton and husband, Derek, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Tonya Summers and husband, Ryan of Sparta, Mo.; three great-grandchildren -- Jacy Melton of Poplar Bluff, Megan Summers of Sparta, and Bailey Summers of Sparta; and a sister, Euda Russell and husband, Olen, of Thayer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Alvin Wales; two sisters -- Arkie Groom and Fay Gregory; an infant sister, Eula Wales; and a daughter-in-law, Sue Strain, who preceded her in death Sept. 20, 2004.
Services were March 5 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Richard Robinson officiating. Burial was in Thayer Cemetery with arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.