Mary Killmer, daughter of the late William Wesley Asbell and Grace Davis Asbell, was born on Oct. 1, 1934 near Bloomfield and died in the St. John's Regional Medical Center at Joplin on March 28, 2009 at the age of 74.
Mrs. Killmer was a Charter Member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter, She served for many years as the clinic secretary for Dr Harold Poe in Dexter.
She was united in marriage to Loren "Bud" Killmer on Nov. 11, 1960 at Dexter. Mr. Killmer preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2003.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Elizabeth "Libby" Killmer of Pittsburg, Kan; by one sister, Virgie Wilson of Dexter; by three grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Mowdy and husband, Greg, of Pittsburg, Kan.., Cody Lee Killmer and wife, Amity, of Enterprise, Al., and Colt Wesley Killmer of Pittsburg, Kan.; by one great-granddaughter, Heather Mowdy of Pittsburg, Kan.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter W. Asbell, Alfred Asbell and Louis Asbell; by two sisters, Iva Jane Asbell and Ruthy May Barker; by two nieces, Karen Wilson and Lisa Rogers Smith; and by one nephew, Ronald Walter Asbel.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2009.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2009 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Watkins officiating.
Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter.