Isabell Laveda McCarty, age 83, of Knox City, Missouri, died Thursday, September 14, 2007, at her residence in Knox City, Missouri.
She was born May 12, 1924, in Plainville, Illinois the daughter of Troy and Minnie Askew Fusselman.
She was united in marriage to Delmar Bailey and he preceded her in death. On December 29, 1967 at Marshall, Illinois she was united in marriage to Clarence “Cotton” McCarty and he preceded her in death on September 19, 1986.
Isabell was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Shirley Utterback, one son Kenneth Leroy Utterback, three brothers, Raymond, Bill and Bobby Fusselman, four sisters, Edna Curtis, Bernice Burdick, Freida Smith and Mary Propps.
Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Bowen of Hannibal, Missouri, four step-children, Clarece Pape and husband Dwight of Knox City, Missouri, Paul McCarty and wife Becky of Knox City, Missouri, Bill McCarty and wife Kathy of Maywood, Missouri, and Patti Tombleson and husband Jerry of Union, Missouri, one sister, Florence Cawthon of Griggsville, Illinois, several step grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including Virginia Payne of California.
Isabell received her education in Illinois. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was employed at Davis-Cleaver in Quincy, Illinois for several years. She and her husband also owned and operated Cottons Service Station in Hurdland, Missouri for several years. For the past twenty years she has resided in Knox City, Missouri. Isabell enjoyed time she spent with her poodle Sugar.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Monday September 17, 2007, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. The Reverend Beryl Cragg officiated the services. Burial was in the Deer Ridge Cemetery north of LaBelle, Missouri. Music was provided by JoAnne Layman, soloist and Anita Miller, organist. Casket bearers were Gene McCarty, Mike Gelbach, Larry Goodson, Delbert Stoner, Ron Sayres and Rex Sykes. Honorary bearers were Leroy Vansickle, Glen Moots, Todd Goodwin, John Will Nicol, Paul Gardner, John Gilbert, Richard Mauck and Leonard McCarty.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Isabell L. McCarty may be made to Knox County Relay For Life. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.