Born Nov. 18, 1918, in Horse Island, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William Grant and Matildy "Tildy" Ann Crafford Grills.
On Oct. 6, 1934, in Kennett, she married Paul Patton, who preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1998. She was also preceded in death by two sons, William Glen Dail Patton and Gerald Paul Patton, Sr.; one daughter, Carolyn Joyce Patton; two brothers, Earl Franklin and Chester Lee Grills and two sisters in infancy, Ethel and Jewell.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Sue Henry, of Collinsville, Ill., and Barbara Ann Webb and husband, Larry, of Kennett; one brother, Jerry "Junior" Wilson Grills and wife, Janette, of Galesburg, Mich.; one sister, Irene Velvet Grills, of Kennett; a grandson they raised, Keith Woodruff, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; 11 grandsons, Stephen Dale, Robley Paul, David Glen and John Keith, Gerald Paul Jr., and Kevin Patton, Scott Webb, Ashley Grant Henry, Scott and Jeff Henry and Gary Scarlet; four granddaughters, DeAnna Hughen, Paula Kaye Webb, Susan Beaumont and Joelene Denny; 31 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, Thusday, Jan. 19, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Patton officiating.
Burial will follow at at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
Pallbearers will be Rob Patton, John Patton, David Patton, Scott Webb, Kevin Patton and Gerry Patton.