Louise Gardner, the daughter of the late Robert William and Lillie May Williams Gardner, was born in Hannibal on Dec. 17, 1920, and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at the age of 83.
She had lived in Hannibal until moving to St. Louis in 1955. She moved to Dexter in 1973. She was a member of the Faith Fellowship of Dexter. She was a retired dietician and had worked at the St. Johns Hospital in St. Louis for 10 years and at the Dexter Memorial Hospital for 15 years.
Surviving are one nephew, Rev. Frank Heitman of Spring, Texas; one great-nephew, Rev. Ron Heitman of Chicago, Ill.; three great-nieces, Carol Heitman and Linda Heitman, both of Cape Girardeau, and Debra McKay of Dexter; one great-great-nephew, Nathan McKay of Murray, Ky.; and two great-great-nieces, McKenna Heitman and Matison Heitman, both of Chicago, Ill.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.
Visitation was held after 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Karen Oldham and Rev. Bonnie Cross, both of Dexter, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Southeast Missouri Hospice, 1701 Lacey Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701.