Born 4-14-1925 -- Died 6-25-2007
Violet Nelle McArthur, was born the daughter of John Stanley and Lillian Grant Stanley on April 14, 1925, in Oxly, Mo., and died June 25, 2007, at her home in Gatewood, Mo., at the age of 82.
She was united in marriage Sept. 23, 1941, at Doniphan, Mo., to Leamon Doyle McArthur who preceded her in death July 22, 1993. She was a member of the Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and the Gatewood Women's Club.
She is survived by: seven children, JoReeta Shoop of Eolia, Mo., Linda Lea McDowell of Eolia, Mo., Brenda Baker of Eddyville, Ky., Gale Wertz of East Peoria, Ill., Diane McBride of East Peoria, Ill., Glenn McArthur of Bethalto, Ill., and Aletha Crone of Roanoke, Ill.; 42 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene Davis of Naylor, Mo., and Barbara Light of Elmwood,?Ill.; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, John and Lillian Stanley; her husband, Doyle McArthur; one daughter, Doylita McAthur; one son, Larry Wayne McArthur; three brothers, John, Jerry and Donald Stanley; and one sister, Jean LaVine.
The funeral services were held June 29 at the Liberty Free Will Baptist Church at Gatewood, Mo., with Van Williams officiating. Burial was at the Liberty Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.