Mary Catherine Mumma Raspberry, 96, of Holcomb, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born Dec. 26, 1910, in Gideon, Mo., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Mumma, she was a graduate of Gideon High School and attended college at Central Methodist in Fayette, Mo., and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was a teacher at Gideon School for five years, a member of the Holcomb First United Methodist Church since 1936, a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent and president of United Methodist Women, president of Missionary Society, president of Women's Society of Christian Service, an officer in the Poplar Bluff-Sikeston District Women's Society of Christian Service and vice-president of St. Louis Conference Women's Society of Christian Service.
On June 9, 1936, in Jackson, Mo., she married Clyde A. Raspberry, who preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1994. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Cash; one brother, Morris Mumma; a sister-in-law, Charlotte and cousin, Agatha Largent.
Survivors include one son, Morris Ken Raspberry and wife, Vern, of Kennett; a son-in-law, Bob Cash, of Kennett; three grandchildren, Roger Cash and wife, Karen, of Fenton, Mo., Brian Raspberry and wife, Suzanne, of Collierville, Tenn., and Eric Raspberry and wife, Tammy, of Riverside, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Kristin Cash, Jessica Cash, Haley Raspberry, Amelia Raspberry and Ryan Wood and two nieces, Marilyn Peck, of San Antonio, Texas and Nancy Atkinson, of Alexander, Ark.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at the United Methodist Church in Holcomb with the Revs. Ruth Edwards and Barron Miller officiating.
Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.
Pallbearers are Don Collins, Max Clark, Reggie Cunningham, Tom Harmon, Doug Pigmon and Lanny Watson.
Honorary pallbearers are Bob Dement, Jim Breedon, John Hall Dalton, J.H. Dye, Phillip Russom and Don Watson.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Holcomb First United Methodist Church, 24169 State Highway 153, Holcomb, Mo. 63852.