Mayme Dernoncourt

Friday, February 13, 2004

CHARLESTON - Mayme S. Dernoncourt, 81, died at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born Sept. 9, 1922, in Charleston, daughter of the late George U. and Waneta Martin Shelby Sr., she lived in Charleston most of her life. After living in Leawood, Kan., for 12 years and Maples, Fla., for seven years, she recently returned to Charleston. She was a member of the Church of the Nativity at Leawood.

On Dec. 14, 1956, she married Dr. John E. Dernoncourt who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Bonnie Story of Charleston and Cathy Dernoncourt of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Frances Brewer and Nancy Thurmond of Charleston; three grandsons and two granddaughters-in-law, Albert Loebe Story III of Tulsa, Okla., John Dernoncourt and Cindy Story of Charleston and George Shelby and B.K. Story of Leawood; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Abbie Lynn and Ben LeFevre of Woodland Hills, Calif.; and six great-grandchildren, Ashley Drury, Dylan Drury and Court Story of Charleston, George Story of Leawood and Caroline LeFevre and Tucker LeFevre of Woodland Hills.

She was preceded in death by one brother, George U. Shelby Jr.; and one sister, Evelyn Lowery.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston with the Rev. Stephen Schneider officiating.

Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery at Charleston.

Pallbearers will be: James M. Thurmond Jr., Clay Shelby, Dave Brewer, Bill Brewer, David Brewer, Buck Story and Holt Dugan.

Honorary pallbearers will be: James Bogle, Warren E. Hearnes, Bart Weiss, Ed C. Marshall, Marion Waggener, George Simmons, Byron Moxley, Nelson Brewer, Roy Shelby, Sam Lowery Jr.

Memorial contributions

may be sent to

St. Henry Catholic School

306 Court St.

Charleston, MO 63834

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