Mildred Ramona (Edmond) Wooten, age 82 of Vandalia, passed away at 3:12 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Mo.
Mrs. Wooten grew up in Pike County and was a graduate of Bowling Green High School. She worked at the International Shoe Factory for over 10 years and was a full-time homemaker. Mildred was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia and enjoyed hobbies of boating, camping, traveling and ceramics.
Mildred was born May 15, 1929 in Overland, Mo. the daughter of James “Otto” and Eunice M. (Hawkins) Edmond.
She married Bill L. Wooten on June 4, 1949 in Vandalia; he survives.
Survivors include her husband, Bill of Vandalia; one son, William L. Jr. and wife, Barbara Wooten, of Quincy, Ill.; four grandchildren: Christopher Wooten of Chicago; Christina and husband, Bryan Budde, of Quincy; Dustin Wooten of Quincy; Janelle Wooten of Quincy; two great-grandchildren: Caleb and Elayna Budde of Quincy; one brother, Willard “Red” Edmond; one sister-in-law, Norita Douchant of Vandalia; lifelong friend, Margie Wyble, of Vandalia; also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lorenzo Forrest “Shorty” Edmond.
Visitation was held Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Mo.
Funeral service was 10 a.m. Monday, January 30, at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia with Rev. Jamie Franke and Rev. Bob Hoehn officiating. Music was provided by Barbara Elzea, pianist and Wayne Lynn, soloist. Interment was in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Kenneth McDonald, Dean Baker, Dustin Wooten, Chris Wooten, Marvin Yager, Robert Gregory and Jim Mac Elzea. Memorials are encouraged to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0142.