Leola Perry

Saturday, June 11, 2005

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leola R. Perry, 87, of Bedford, Texas, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Hearthstone of Bedford Assisted Living.

She was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Anton Joseph and Louise Pingel Hotop. She and Murrel S. Perry were married Dec. 30, 1941. He died April 3, 1989.

Perry was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bedford, and former member of St. James Catholic Church at Crosstown, Mo.

Survivors include two sons, James Perry of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Thomas Perry of Robertsville, Mo.; two daughters, Louise Wacker of Bedford, Katherine Melichar of Eureka, Mo.; a sister, Ann Parker of Denver, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, five brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and Monday from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The wake will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, and the rosary will be recited at 8:15 a.m. Monday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Kevin Fausz will officiate. Burial will be in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery at Crosstown.