Aurelia Margaret Ivy, the daughter of the late Jesse James and Lydia Margaret Welker Fields, was born in Campbell on Nov. 29, 1923, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, July 1, 2004, at the age of 80.
Mrs. Ivy had lived in Dexter most of her life. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter.
She was first married to Vernon H. Burge, and he preceded her in death in 1969. She next married John J. Ivy; he preceded her in death in 1972. She also was preceded in death by a special friend, Charles Lepchenske, in 1982.
Surviving are one son, Jimmie Burge of Dexter; one daughter, Mary S. Blanton of Bloomfield; one step-daughter, Sandra Kay Riehn of Cape Girardeau; two granddaughters, Amy J. Pugh of Bloomfield and Jamie Ann Burge of Senatobia, Miss.; two great-grandsons, Casey and Alex Pugh, both of Dexter; and one brother, Leo Fields of Poplar Bluff.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Doyal, in infancy; and four brothers, Hollan, Jay, Lloyd and Loyal Fields.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 5, 2004, in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Bob Wiggins and Rev. Vic Suhany, both of Dexter, officiating.
Interment will be in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.