March 18, 2010

(4/28/1938 3/7/2010)

Edna Lou Speer, 71, of Moberly, MO, formerly of Wyaconda, MO, passed away on March 7, 2010 at the North Village Park Nursing Home in Moberly, MO.

The daughter of Elza A. and Gracie May (Herberth) Speer, she was born on April 28, 1938 in Clark County, MO. She was the last of twelve children and attended Wyaconda High School.

Edna enjoyed needlework and crocheting and often sent her finished pieces to friends and family members. She also enjoyed flowers.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Ermin, Albert, Elmo, Elwood, and Eldon; and sisters, Faylene Murphy, Lucille Dyer, Lela Ballew, Verna McCollum, Marie Walker, and Betty Bourgeois.

Survivors include her son, Tracy Russell of Wyaconda, MO; brother-in-law, Richard Murphy of LaBelle, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private memorial service for family and close friends was held on Saturday, March 13, 2010, in the Wyaconda Baptist Church in Wyaconda, MO. Reverend Ernest Deatrick officiated the service and special music was provided by Dora Mae Deatrick, pianist.

Memorials have been suggested to the Wyaconda Baptist Church and may be left at or mailed to Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO, 63555.

Online condolences may be sent by email to the Speer family at

Arrangements were under the direction of Gerth Funeral Service from their Wyaconda chapel.

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