Lola Upshaw

Saturday, September 3, 2005

CAIRO, Ill. -- Lola A. Upshaw, 86, of Cairo died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born June 29, 1919, in Olive Branch, Ill., daughter of George and Lena Conel Holmes. She married Vern Upshaw, who died in 1987.

Upshaw retired as a dietitian at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Steve Upshaw of Cairo; three granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

Friends may call at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Terry Penix officiating. Burial will be in Mound City National Cemetery.