Mary Scobee, age 73, of Alexandria, MO, died Saturday, January 12, 2008, at Keokuk Area Hospital.
She was born August 5, 1934, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Bill and Agnes Grogan Moyer. Her parents divorced and she was raised by her mother and step-father, Walker Spellman, whom she considered her father in every aspect.
She was united in marriage to Dariel K. Scobee on July 13, 1950 at Kahoka.
He preceded her in death on May 18, 1993.
Survivors include a daughter, Penny Mortimer and her husband, Gerald, of Alexandria, MO; two granddaughters, Robin Dalton and her husband, Mike, and Lisa Fowler and her husband, Corey, all of Kahoka, MO; seven great-grandchildren: Jacob Meier, Jeremy Dalton, Joshua Dalton, Jessica Dalton, Darylanna Mortimer, Devin Fowler and Derreck Fowler; a sister, Judy Vaughn of Indiana; a sister-in-law, Virginia Moyer of Papineau, IL; two special friends, Fern Martin and Rosetta Worster, both of Alexandria, MO; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Larry Moyer.
Mary had worked at various factories and as a waitress through the years. She was a 10-year employee of Morse Rubber when she had to retire due to ill health. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and of the Christian faith. Mary loved to hunt, particularly turkey and rabbit, and to fish. In earlier years she loved to hunt for mushroom. She also loved country western music and camping. More than anything, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were the limelight of her life.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Special music was recordings "Whispering Hope", "The Dance", and "Go Rest High".
Honorary Pallbearers were Jeremy Dalton, Daryl Mortimer, Joshua Dalton, Devin Fowler, Jessica Dalton, Derreck Fowler, Buck Curfman, Donnie Gregory and Jerry Colwell.
Pallbearers were Jacob Meier, Don Dalton, Randy Colwell, Randy Lipper, John Denning, and Chuck Martin.
Burial was in the Frazee Cemetery.
Visitation was held after 1 p.m. Monday at Wilson Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Memorials in lieu of flowers were suggested to the family.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh.