Lula Maestas

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Lula Maestas

BELL CITY, Mo. -- Lula F. Mansfield Maestas, 80, of Bell City, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, at her home.

She was born March 19, 1932, in the Barnes Ridge community near East Prairie, to Charles and Ruby Bowles Mansfield.

Lula lived in Bell City the past several years, moving from East Prairie. She was a retired seamstress and cook on a riverboat for Luhr Brothers in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Perkins Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons and a daughter-in-law, Rodney Williams of Anniston, Mo., Jerry Williams of Advance, Mo., Joe Williams of West Plains, Mo., Ed and Maria Moorefield of East Alton, Ill.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Franna Everly of East Prairie, Annette and Jeff Tanner-Camp of Jackson; 17 grandchildren, Stephanie, Paige, Ericka, Jason, Aaron, Brian, Brenda, Jerry, Sara, Allysa, Kaaleb, Courtney, Matthew, Michael, Melissa, Templar and Dylan; 12 great-grandchildren, Drew, Josh, Jordan, Logan, Jessica, Nathan, Whittney, Kevin Jr., Mckenzie, Kyle, Robert and Chase; a great-great-grandchild, Trinity; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Williams; a daughter, Karen Hawkins Edwards; three brothers, Charles, Buck and Jerry Mansfield; five sisters, Inez Collins, Margie Wilson, Della Russell, Nadine Brasher and Edna M. Wilson.

The funeral was held Tuesday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, with Brian Gill officiating. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery.

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