Mrs. Caldwell was a member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church near Puxico, a home-maker and resident of rural Dexter.
She was united in marriage to Grover Alvin Caldwell on Sept. 7, 1940 at Puxico. Mr. Caldwell preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 2005.
Survivors include one son, Lester Harold Caldwell and wife Shirley of Wappapello; one brother, Eugene L. Hyten of Dexter; two sisters, Pauline Kyle of Grapeland, Texas and Ruth Pate of Louisville, Ky.; five grandchildren, Chester "Chuck" Caldwell, Jason Caldwell, Rebecca Parsley, Tony Caldwell and Amy Rusk; nine great-grandchildren, Chris Parsley, Kendra Caldwell, Hailey Caldwell, Dylan Caldwell, Natalie Caldwell, Justin Caldwell, Codie Caldwell, Jacob Rusk and Justin Rusk.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Chester Carroll Caldwell and Jimmie Alvin Caldwell; by one sister, Ester Powers; by five brothers, Bill Hyten, Paul Hyten, Pete Hyten, Johnny Hyten and LeRoy Hyten.
Visitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan 18, 2010. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Edwards officiating. Interment followed in the Duck Creek Cemetery near Puxico.