Edith York

Thursday, January 31, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Edith E. York, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews, Mo.

She was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Bollinger County, Mo., the daughter of Clarence A. and Ozark Jane Yount Miller. She married Commodore R. York Sr. He died Oct. 15, 1986.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and had been a foster grandparent for the Sikeston public schools and an activity director at various nursing homes in the Sikeston area before retiring.

She is survived by a son, Randy York of Sikeston; a daughter, Mary Jane Jones of Sikeston; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, a son, a grandson, eight brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of the funeral at 1 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. David Jackson will officiate.

Burial will be at the Garden of Memories Cemetery