Cora Mae Putnam, daughter of the late Charles H. Perry and Myrtle Brown Perry, was born on May 26, 1913, in Dexter, Mo., and died on April 4, 2012, at
the Central Gardens Residential Care in Dexter at the age of 98.
Mrs. Putnam was a homemaker, member of the Pleasant Grove Community Church in Dexter, worked on the Stoddard County Election Board for many years, and was a resident of Dexter.
On Aug. 15, 1934, she was united in marriage to Elvin John Putnam in Bernie, Mo. Mr. Putnam preceded her in death on March 18, 2001.
Survivors include one daughter, Rosa Lee Bell and husband Ron of Greensboro, N.C.; one sister, Vivian Irene Johnson of Bernie; one daughter-in-law, Janet Putnam of Dexter; seven grandchildren, Denny Putnam and wife Shannon, Camie Richard and husband Keith, Mark Putnam and wife Shelli, all of Dexter, John Bell and wife Laura, Don Bell, Donna Bell and Paul Bell all of Greensboro, N.C.; two step-granddaughters, Rhonda Hutchason and Crystal Wekenborg and husband John, all of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; six great-grandchildren, Lindsay Woods and husband Theron, Danielle Bateman, Brianna Bell, Dalton Putnam, Rachel Putnam, and Griffin Putnam; and three great-great-grandchildren, Tyler Bateman, Colby Taylor and Lucas Woods.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Bobbie Gene Putnam; one brother, James H. Perry; and two grandsons, Bobby Allen Putnam and Alan Bell.
Visitation will be at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012. Funeral services will then be conducted on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Interment will follow
at the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter.