Willie Kelso

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Willie Mae Kelso, 83, of Matthews died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Sells Rest Home.

She was born April 5, 1920, in Tupelo, Miss., daughter of Otis and Sarah Hall Raper. She and Rebel D. Kelso were married Nov. 27, 1937, in Keiser, Ark. He died April 1, 1993.

Kelso was a member of First Baptist Church at New Madrid, Mo.

Survivors include a son, Harvey Kelso of Matthews; a brother, Boyd Raper of Sikeston, Mo.; a sister, Dolly Littleton of Sikeston; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, a grandson, a brother, and a sister.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sikeston.