Vennie McClendon

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

ANNISTON, Mo. -- Vennie Marie McClendon, 89, of Anniston died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at the home of a daughter in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Aug. 6, 1916, in Broken Arrow, Okla., daughter of Emory C. and Captolia Jane Gilmore Switzer. She and Eura Thomas "Dick" McClendon were married March 24, 1934. He preceded her in death.

McClendon retired from Brown Shoe Co. in Charleston, Mo., and was a member of Dogwood United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Harold McClendon of Bertrand, Mo.; three daughters, Eugenia Wetzel of Cape Girardeau, Shirma Laughlin of St. Louis, Mildred Becker of Houston, Texas; a sister, Alma Morgan of Sebring, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, three brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo., after 6 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with Stella Turner officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery at Charleston.