Born in Swift, Mo., on November 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Earl Ledbetter and Bertha Lee Williams Ledbetter. On October 28, 1941, in Caruthersville, she was united in marriage to Ira Babcock, who preceded her in death on March 2, 2011.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Orville Babcock, three brothers, Elvis Robertson, Edward Ledbetter and Harvey Ledbetter and one sister, Beatrice Brooks.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Babcock and wife, Linda, of St. Ann, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Linda Faye Babcock of Fayetteville, Ark.; one sister, Marie Tarpley of Caruthersville; four grandchildren, Brian Babcock of St. Louis, Kristina Irby of St. Ann, Paul Babcock of Poplar Bluff and Steve Babcock of Fayetteville, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 9, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services will follow immediately in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Gore officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.