Mary Ruth Pery, 78, of Hayti, Mo., died Monday, Monday 31, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti.
Born Oct. 24, 1925, at Portageville, Mo., a daughter of the late John W. and Cora Irene Leach Smith, she graduated from Portageville High School. She was a secretary at the University of Missouri Delta Center and Planters Implement Company. She was a member of First Church of God in Portageville.
On April 9, 1971, at First Church of God in Portageville, she married Glinnie H. Pery, who survives.
Other survivors include three children, Alicia Ruth Achten Krieck of Hillsboro, Ore., Clint Pery of Hayti and Shannon Pery Cline of Bragg City, Mo.; one sister, Audrey Hatchel of Portageville; six grandchildren, Bradley Christopher Cline, Justin Blake Cline, Patrick Pery, McKenzie Pery, Jason Pery and Laura Burchard and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, June 4, at First United Methodist Church in Hayti with the Revs. Rodney Stafford and Sue Cubbage officiating.
Burial was in Maple Cemetery at Carutherville with John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti in charge of services.
Pallbearers were Jason Pery, Justin Cline, Mike Clark, Larry Stafford, Gary Smith and Bob Hamil.