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Beulah O'Conner

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Beulah Alma Andrews Davis O'Conner, 85, of Wappapello, Mo., died in the morning hours of Feb.23, 2012, at her home. She was born in Wolf Lake, Ill., on Nov. 24, 1926, daughter of the late Aden Robert Andrews and Hester Hodge Andrews.

She grew up and attended school in the Puxico-Asherville areas in Stoddard County, Mo. She had lived most of her life in Dexter and Wappapello.

She was a member of the Egypt Community Church in Puxico, was a former member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and her family. She married James Frank Davis in 1942, and had three children. She wed Vondie William O'Conner, Sr. in 1952, and had five more children.

After welding naval ships during World War II in Rhode Island, Beulah dedicated her professional life to food preparartion and food service in the Southeast Missouri region, as a manager, restauranteur, cook and waitress.

She established life-long friendships with many of her customers and co-workers.

She is survived by her eight children, Ronald Davis of Sebring, Fla., Daniel Davis of Las Vegas, Nev., Susan Davis of Fairbanks, Alaska, Vondie O'Conner, Jr. of Ratoui, Kan., Michael O'Conner of Decatur, Ill., Calvin O'Conner of Van Buren, Ark., Arthur O'Conner of Poplar Bluff and Margaret Lizenbee of Puxico; her sister, Helen Pennington of Wappapello, her brothers, Cecil Andrews of

Wappapello, Robert Andrews of Puxico and Carroll David Andrews of McGee;

nine grandchildren, Christopher, Kelly, Lindsey, Kristen, Cody, Dalton,

Aaron, Justin and William; two great grandchildren, Emma and Wade. Other

relatives and friends also survive.

She was preceded in deah by her siblings, Lester Andrews, Mildred Crabtree, Lois Henley and Glen Andrews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb., 27, 2012, at 11a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Mo.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at 12 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico with Rev. Wayne Burchett of Puxico officiating.

Interment will be in Puxico Cemetery in Puxico with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.

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