Obituary published March 26, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

Patsy Cooley, 89, of Centralia, Mo., formerly of Sturgeon and Mexico, passed away March 25, 2013 at Heritage Hall Nursing Center, Centralia.
Survivors include two sons, Phillip Cooley of rural Sturgeon; Randall Cooley of Marshall; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Mary Beth Cooley.
Patsy was born Jan. 1, 1924 in New Madrid County, Mo., the daughter of Sherman and Lena Johnson Deffendall.
She graduated in 1942 from Ritenour High School in Overland, Mo.
Memorial graveside services will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, Liberty and Elmwood Streets, Mexico, Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. Officiating Rev. Bob Flanagan, Pastor, Sturgeon Christian Church, Sturgeon, Mo.
Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia, is in charge of arrangements.