Nelda Rae Politte, 91, of DeSoto, Mo., died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 16, 1918, in Grayville, Ill., daughter of the late George H. and Clara Marks Dawson, she was a homemaker, a member of the Columbia Anns and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
She was married to Joseph Politte, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, George, Daniel and Hal Dawson and an infant brother and three sisters, Thelma Loveless, Opal Menninger and Eileen Deering.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Ronald Politte and wife, Cindy, and Stephen Wayne Politte, all of DeSoto; one daughter, Debra Ann Ward and husband, Jerry, of Rives, Mo.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, at the Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 23, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with Father Alex Anderson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery at DeSoto.