Monday, October 5, 2009

Lillie Ella (Cleaver) Storie 1895-1984

Lillie Ella Storie, was born a daughter of Marian Cleaver and Alma (Mitchell) Cleaver on July 4, 1895, and she departed this life, March 25, 1984 at the Pulaski County Memorial Hospital in Waynesville, Missouri.

She accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized and joined the Ideuma Baptist Church at the age of 27.

She was united in marriage to Samuel Storie May 14, 1911 and to this union seven children were born. They shared 52 years of marriage.

She moved to the Pulaski County area at the age of 12 and has lived in the area ever since.

She enjoyed life to the fullest, always making the most of what life had to offer. As long as her health permitted she made garden, and tended it. She had a great talent in sewing and quilting for herself and family.

Mrs. Storie had great pride and love for her family, church and many many friends.

She is survived by three sons: Milford of Caseville, Illinois, Marshall and James both of Niangua, Missouri; four daughters: May York of Lebanon, Missouri, Lucy Rogers of Springfield, Missouri, June Foster of Plato, Missouri and JoAnn Smith of Seneca, Missouri; two half-brothers: Howard Storie of Laquey, Missouri and Henry Storie of Waynesville, Missouri; one half-sister: Jose Moody of Laquey, Missouri; one step-brother: William Storie and 32 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday, March 28, 1984, 2:00 p.m. at Ideuma Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Elam and Jack Southard officiating.

Music was provided by the Ideuma Church Choir with Velma Elam as the pianist.

Escorts were: Joe Rogers, Kenneth Storie, and Cleo Nunn.

Burial was in the Ideuma Cemetery under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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