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Lillas Heacox

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Lillas Heacox, 84, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Essex, daughter of the late John and Lela Sylvia Mae (Tucker) Triplett. She was a member of the Nazarene Church, Rebekah Lodge, V.F.W. Auxiliary, Henry Meldrum American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Election Board.

In May 1943, she married Eual W. Heacox, Sr.; he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1975.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Marion Norman Triplett, Harold Eugene Triplett, and James Clinton Triplett; and one sister, Thelma Moss.

Survivors include two sons, John Heacox of Sikeston and Eual W. Heacox, Jr., of St. Louis; one daughter, Deborah McKown of Sikeston; one brother, Charles Lloyd Triplett of Dexter; one sister, Elsie Naomi Negron of Sikeston; eight grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at Ponder Funeral Home where funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2007. Dr. Rick Ramsey, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated.

Interment followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

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