Willie Jean Newman Wadley, 74, of Senath, Mo., died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born May 2, 1929, in Kennett, daughter of the late Gene and Stella Wafford Newman, she was a homemaker and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Kennett.
On Dec. 31, 1946, in Senath, she married G.C. Wadley, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Danny Gene Wadley and Ricky Warren Wadley; four brothers, Charlie, Orville, Eldon and Jay Harold Newman and one sister, Ruby Brown.
Loving mother of: James Neal, Landell and David Jay Wadley, and Christy Richardson, all of Senath, Lydia Johnson, of Paragould, Ark., Lesa Barker, of Kennett and Jan Kemker, of Bartlett, Tenn.; she is also survived by one brother, Bobby Newman, of Senath; best friend, Ann O'Neal Wilson, of Senath; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Friendship Baptist Church in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.