Mary W. Cahill Ford, 95, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 8, 2009, at Cave City, Ark. She was born Sept. 4, 1913, at Willard, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Berenice Shoemaker Cahill.
She was a homemaker and attended Drury College in Springfield, Mo. She was a member of the Gideon's International, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City.
Survivors include: two daughters, Patsy Jane Nelson and husband Darrell, and Ann Rosier and husband Don all of Cave City; one sister-in-law, Jane Ford of Batesville; three grandsons, Eric Nelson of Paragould, Neal Rosier of Cave City and Jonathan Rosier of Pensacola, Fla.; two granddaughters, Rebecca Nelson Adams of Cave City and Cynthia Nelson Converse of Panburn; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Ted C. Ford; two sisters, Juanita Cahill Bromley and Winfred Cahill McCord.
Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at the First United Methodist Church in Cave City with Rev. Blake Langston officiating. Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery located at Batesville, with arrangements under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Reid Womack, Jerry McCall, Jon Patterson, Chris Laman, Jim Harper and Colonel Marlin.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Mike Higginbottom, Stanley Taylor and Charles Landers.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Cave City.