Ruth Conley

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

SIKESTON - Ruth Stewart Conley, 69, formerly of St. Louis, died Dec. 27, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center.

Born March 14, 1934, in Essex, daughter of the late James and Estella Allison Stewart, she was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she had served as an usher.

Her husband, Robert L. Conley, preceded her in death.

Survivors include: two daughters, Lydia Yarber of Sikeston and Arzia Butler of St. Louis; two sisters, Lucille Troupe of Memphis, Tenn., and Mildred Smith of Kansas City; and three stepdaughters, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from noon Friday until service time at 1 p.m. at Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Jessie Lee Smith will officiate.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.

Williams-Farr and Purnell Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.