Edna Ford

Monday, September 10, 2007

Jessie Edna Ford, 94, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 at her home.

She was born Feb. 22, 1913, in Bethalto, Ill., daughter of August C. and Lillie Belle Klein Kasting. She married Wilson (Bill) Ford June 24, 1934. He died Aug. 2, 1997.

Ford worked for several families in Burfordville, Mo., and Bollinger County. She moved from Illinois to Glen Allen, Mo., in 1929. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed gardening and raising domesticated birds.

Ford is survived by a son, Joe Ford of Cape Girardeau; seven daughters, Margie Welker, Carol Lamb, Carla Ford, all of Cape Girardeau, Dana Ford, Ella Joan Pleasant, Barbara Sides, all of Jackson, and Martha Stoyanoff of Brighton, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son and eight brothers.

Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donnie Ford officiating. Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park.