Mary L. Meador, 83, of Patterson, MO, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born November 29, 1934, to the late, Norman Bassett and Myrtle (Berry) Bassett in Manila, AR.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Ward Dale Meador Sr.
She is survived by one son, Ward Meador of Patterson, MO; three daughters, Pam Scaggs of Jackson, MO, Janet Barton of Greenville, MO, and Jackie Tallent and her husband Steve of St. Louis, MO; three sisters, Rita Bond of Mt. Olive, IL, Anna Sanders of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Linda Underwood and her husband Billy of Festus, MO; eleven grandchildren, James Ward Scaggs and his wife Yolanda, Cody Lee Scaggs, Cierra Franks, Jaclyn Meador, Payton Meador, Paige Meador, Gracie Meador, Benjamin Tallent, Jackson Tallent, Samantha Tallent, and Spencer Tallent; one great- grandchild, Sophia Scaggs; and one baby girl on the way; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mary dedicated her life to her family as a homemaker. She loved to go fishing, go shopping, and play poker with her friends. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Visitation was held Thursday, December 21, 2017, from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Ruegg Funeral Home. Greenville, MO. Funeral services were held Friday, December 22, 2017, at 11:00 am also at the Greenville Chapel. Burial followed at New Prospect Cemetery in Silva. Bro. Charles Bohannon ministered to the family. Cody Scaggs, Ben Tallent, Jack Tallent, Spencer Tallent, Allen Sanders, and William Underwood served as pallbearers. Carter Underwood, Sam Kerley, Rhett Kerley, and Kai Underwood served as honorary pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com