Mary Ellen Gray Clowers, daughter of Royal Skidmore and Gertrude Hancock, was born March 24, 1930, at Malden and died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at St. Louis Unviersity Hospital.
On Sept. 10, 1999, she and Verlin Clowers were united in marriage. She was a homemaker and was a member of First General Baptist Church in Malden.
Survivors include her husband, Verlin Clowers of Dexter; two sons, Arlie Wayne Gray of Trent, Texas and Phillip Gray of Dexter; two step-sons, Dennis R. Clowers and James A. Clowers of Flint, Mich.; one step-daughter, Tamra Walker of Montrose, Mich.; eight grandchildren; nine great-granchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild; two brothers, Allen Skidmore of Malden and Morris Skidmore of Lewisville, Texas; two sisters, Josephine Snider of Anderson, Ind., and Ruby Cottrell of Whittier, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arlie Alexander Gray on May 31, 1987; her parents; and a grandson.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Landess Chapel in Malden.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2005, at Landess Funeral Chapel in Malden with Rev. Scott Keller officiating.
Interment followed at Missouri Veteran Cemeter in Bloomfield.
Memorials may be made to American Lung Association or Auxiliary House of St. Louis Hospital.