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Aurelia Ivy

Saturday, July 3, 2004

DEXTER, Mo. -- Aurelia Margaret Ivy, 80, of Dexter died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Nov. 29, 1923, at Campbell, Mo., daughter of Jesse James and Lydia Margaret Welker Fields. She first married Vernon H. Burge, who died in 1969. She later married John J. Ivy, who died in 1972.

Aurelia lived in Dexter most of her life and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Jimmie Burge of Dexter; a daughter, Mary S. Blanton of Bloomfield, Mo., a stepdaughter, Sandra K. Riehn of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Leo Fields of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two granddaughters; Amy J. Pugh of Bloomfield, Jamie Ann Burge of Senatobia, Miss.; two great-grandsons, Casey and Alex Pugh of Dexter; a stepgranddaughter, Laurie Riehn Wood of Farmington, Mo.; and a great-stepgranddaughter, Hannah Wood of Farmington.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Doyal; four brothers, Hollan, Jay, Lloyd and Loyal; and a special friend, Charles Lepchenske.

Friends may call at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Bob Wiggins and Vic Suhany officiating. Burial will be in Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter.