Lela Mallicoat

Tuesday, February 19, 2002

JACKSON, Mo. -- Lela Geraldine "Jeri" Mallicoat, 82, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Dec. 18, 1919, at Oriole, Mo., daughter of William and Maude Pierce Dunn. She married D.W. "Bud" Mallicoat, who died in 1980.

Mallicoat attended the former Indian Creek School and was a graduate of the former College High School in Cape Girardeau. She had worked at Hughes Aircraft in California, and retired as a secretary from the University of Arizona at Tucson. She was a member of First Baptist Church and sang in the J.O.Y. Choir.

Survivors include two sisters, Geneva Mayfield of Jackson and Eileen Hill of Seattle, Wash.

She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.

Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Dr. Brian Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.