Name:    Mary Elvira (Asbell) Killmer

From:  The Daily Statesman, Dexter, Missouri
Date:  Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mary Killmer daughter of the late William Wesley Asbell and Grace Davis Asbell, was born on October 1, 1934 near Bloomfield and departed this life in the St. John's Regional Medical Center at Joplin on March 28, 2009 at the age of 74.

Mrs. Killmer was a Charter Member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter.  She served for many years as the clinic secretary for Dr. Harold Poe in Dexter.

She was united in marriage to Loren "Bud" Killmer on November 11, 1960 at Dexter. Mr. Killmer preceded her in death on November 9, 2003.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Elizabeth "Libby" Killmer of Pittsburg, Kansas; by one sister, Virgie Wilson of Dexter; by three grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Mowdy and husband Greg of Pittsburg, Kansas, Cody Lee Killmer and wife Amity of Enterprise, Alabama and Colt Wesley Killmer of Pittsburg, Kansas; by one great granddaughter, Heather Mowdy of Pittsburg, Kansas.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter W. Asbell, Alfred Asbell and Louis Asbell; by two sisters, Iva Jane Asbell and Ruthy May Barker; by two nieces, Karen Wilson and Lisa Rogers Smith; by one nephew, Ronald Walter Asbell.

Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 - 8 P. M., Friday, April 3, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A. M., Saturday, April 4, 2009 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Watkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.