Deva Lorene Windham, 84, of Wardell, Mo., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Born Dec. 10, 1920, in Sulphur, Okla., daughter of the late Zachriah Nathan and Martha Lavada Venable Hale, she was a member of the Wardell First Baptist Church.
On Sept. 6, 1937, in Oppelo, Ark., she married William Raymond Windham, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include two children, Jeanette Crowder, of Caruthersville, Mo., and Gene Windham and wife, Linda, of Wardell; one sister, Autie Mae McElroy, of Bakersfield, Calif.; one brother, Opal Hale and wife, Lois, of Morrilton, Ark.; nine grandchildren, Claudette Crowder Dopp, of St. Charles, Mo., Eugenia Boyer, of Holland, Ohio, Tom Crowder, of Hayti, Mo., Bill Crowder, of Steele, Mo., Regina Leonard, of Portageville, Mo., Connie Hastings, of Kewanee, Mo., and Cindy Hampton, Tina Clark and Gene Windham Jr., all of Wardell and 15 great-grandchildren, Jason, Chris, Stephan and Chelsea Dopp, Nathaniel Boyer, Cole and John Chris Crowder, J.R. Leonard, Tommy and Kyle Brannum, Wally Hastings, Hannah and Layton Hampton, Gene "Trae" Windham III and Bethany Jefferies.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Short and Lee Hale.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Griff Walker officiating.
Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.
Pallbearers were Mike Clayton, James Palmer, Raymond Tanner, Wayne Walker, Tony Watkins and Coy Wilson.