Born Dec. 16, 1922, in Gideon, she was the daughter of the late Owen Staton and May (Meadows) Randolph. On Sept. 1, 1945, in Kennett, she was united in marriage to William Francis Woolverton, who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1980.
Also preceding her in death was one daughter, Erma Blue; her husband, Bill Flowers; four brothers, H.L., James, Junior and Bob Randolph; and two sisters, Edna LaBrot and Marie Thomas.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Gary and Vickie Woolverton of Poplar Bluff and Gerald and Susan Woolverton of Malden; one daughter and son-in-law, Twyla and Lloyd Merrell of Springs, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Kimberly "Kim" Weaver of Springs, Lee Woolverton of Malden, Melissa Jones of Monaca, Penn., Andrea Woolverton of Rome, Italy, Kristin Montgomery of Wentzville, Lance Woolverton of Owensboro, Ky., Jackie Davidson of Kennett, Austin Davidson of Malden, and Kent Blue, Lee Blue and Neal Blue, all of Owensboro; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 11, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden with the Rev. Gary Woolverton, Andy Evans and Lloyd Merrell officiating. Burial was in the Dunklin Memorial Gardens at Kennett. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Stanfield General Baptist Church in Gideon.