Mary Ellen Gray Clowers, 74, of Dexter, Mo., died at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Thursday, March 17, 2005.
Born March 24, 1930, at Malden, Mo., she was a daughter of the late Royal and Gertrude Hancock Skidmore. She was a member of First General Baptist Church in Malden and a homemaker.
She married Arlie Alexander Gray who preceded her in death May 31, 1987. On September 10, 1999 she married Verlin Clowers who survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Arlie Wayne Gray of Trent, Texas and Phillip Gray of Dexter; one daughter, Carolyn Ellsworth of Dexter; two step-sons, Dennis R. Clowers and James A. Clowers, of Flint, Mich.; one step-daughter, Tamra Walker of Montrose, Mich.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and one step great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Derrick Wayne Gray.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sunday, March 20, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, at the Landess Chapel with the Rev. Scott Keller officiating.
Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or Auxiliary House of St. Louis Hospital in St. Louis.