The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 31, 2013

Edith Mayes

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Edith Mae Lundien Mayes, age 94, passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Webb City.

Edith was a lifelong resident to the area where she attended the Oronogo Methodist Church. She graduated from Carl Junction High School at the age of 16, and went on to serve as the first homecoming queen for Joplin Junior College (now MSSU). After she completed her schooling, Edith made her life as a homemaker. She was loved and adored by all of her family and her legacy of compassion and kindness will live on in each of us.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Max Mayes;  her parents, Fred and Versie Lundien; and five siblings, Norma Bryan, Nora St. John, Mary Kaizer, Fred Lundien and Frank Lundien .

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Lassiter; a brother, Robert Lundien; three granddaughters, Pam Spiva, Kim McAllister and Traci Kessler; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, at 3 p.m. in Mount Hope Cemetery with Rev. Bob Simon officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Lett, Matthew Bickett, Michael Bickett, Alex Bickett, Gavin McAllister and Ryan Claborn.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations to be made to the Carl Junction Scholarship Fund.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of  Parker Mortuary.

Our family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Mercy Hospice who cared so deeply for our loved one.

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