Mary Pardon

Sunday, April 25, 2004

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mary Jane Pardon, 83, of Sikeston died Friday, April 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born July 13, 1920, at Hayward, Mo., daughter of James and Emma Wyatt Bishop. She and Irvin B. Pardon were married July 13, 1940, in Portageville, Mo. He died Dec. 23, 1987.

Pardon was the owner and operator of Pardon's Grocery Store in Sikeston and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Irvin Dwayne Pardon of Lockport, Ill.; three daughters, Sue Lewandowski of Greenville, S.C., Brenda Daniels of Matthews, Mo., Lovann Dorris of Owensboro, Ky.; a brother, George Bishop of Lawrenceville, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Craig officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.