Vearnies Lumsden, age 91, of Canalou, died on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born on Oct. 22, 1912, in Canalou to the late Abe and Mary Scott Landers.
She was a housewife and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Canalou. She served on the Canalou Election Board and for many years taught Sunday School for church services at Sell's Rest Home in Matthews. She served in many community activities.
She was married to John Tharp and Cletus Harr, and they preceded her in death. She married Nelson Lumsden on Aug. 18, 2000, in Vanduser, and he survives of the home.
Besides her husband she is survived by seven daughters, Janet Nelson of Morehouse, Mary Griffin of Indianapolis, Ind., Lena Adams of Dexter, Bonnie Vent of Wappapello, Phyllis Griffin of East Chicago, Ind., Faye Spencer of Canalou, and Rita Tharp of Bethel, Okla.; one step-son, Earl Harr of LaCenter, Ky., one step-daughter, Ruth Ann Blevins of Dexter; two brothers, Robert Landers of Canalou and Jack Landers of East Alton, Ill.; five sisters, Ethel Arbuckle of East Alton, Ill., Alfreda Thrower of Cahokia, Ill., Helen Lowery of Morehouse, Leatha Jones of Montgomery, W.Va., and Roberta Nipper of Chatham, Miss.; 27 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by five brothers; three sisters; and two granddaughters.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, in the Nunnelee Chapel with Rev. Mike Cartwright, pastor of the Canalou Assembly of God Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.