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Mattie Moring

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Mattie Lee McConnell Moring, 98, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Born Aug. 6, 1907, in Lynnville, Tenn., the daughter of the late Eddie and Beulah Stephenson McConnell, she had lived in Sikeston for over 60 years and was a member of North Acres General Baptist church in Sikeston where she taught Sunday School for many years.

She had been a baker for Nancy's Sweet Shop, then worked as a cook for Airport Elementary School in Sikeston, and later the Sikeston Regional Center for many years before retiring.

In August of 1927, she married Arthur Moring, and he preceded her in death on April 28, 1984, after 56 years of marriage.

Survivors include one son, Frank Moring of Nixa; three daughters, Helen Anice Black of Farmington, Joyce Pierce of Essex, and Dollie Clayton of Sikeston; three brothers, Paul McConnell and Lewis McConnell, both of Dexter, and Floyd McConnell of Oran; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, with Rev. Norman Elledge, pastor of Bell City General Baptist Church and Rev. Steve Tippen, pastor of North Acres General Baptist Church, officiated.

Interment followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.

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