Mary Travis

Sunday, January 20, 2002

Mary L. Travis, 66, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at her home after an 11-year struggle with failing health.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Cape County Memorial Park.

Travis was born May. 4, 1935, daughter of Richard J. and Lillian Davis King.

On May 14, 1955, in Hernando, Miss., she was married to M.J. "Jay" Travis Jr.

A graduate of Draughn Business College in Memphis, Tenn., she worked many years as a legal secretary. Travis formerly taught piano, keyboard and organ lessons in her home.

She attended Lynwood Baptist Church and volunteered many years for the Cape County Baptist Association during Bible school clinics.

Loving survivors include her husband of Cape Girardeau; son M.J. "Jay" Travis, III and his wife, Karen Ann of Ballwin, Mo.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Thiele of Cape; her mother, Lillian King and a brother, Richard D. King and wife, Judie, all of Friendswood, Texas; two grandsons, M.J. "Michael" Travis IV and Jesse Thiele; a granddaughter, Rachael Marie Travis.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Joseph Travis; her father, Richard J. King; and a grandson, David Travis Thiele.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society Cabinet Fund.