Myra Rebecca Wesson, 44, died February 6, 2003, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born August 25, 1958, at Crossett, Ark., the daughter of Doyle and Margaret (Gandy) Wesson.
During her childhood, Myra’s family lived in several areas in Arkansas and Louisiana as her father served in the ministry. She graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1976 and began working in car sales. Later she moved to Kentucky where she began her career in the construction industry, painting the interior of new homes and also working in renovation of existing homes. After a series of health problems, she moved to Urbana, Missouri, in August of 2002 to be near her parents and her sister.
She was a vibrant person who loved life. She enjoyed fishing, camping and amusement parks, but best of all she loved children, especially her nieces and nephews. Big family gatherings were always a treat for her, especially at Christmas time. She was also known for her outdoor cooking, especially her steaks. She was of the Baptist faith for her entire life and her most recent membership was in the Pomme de Terre Southern Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; and two great-nephews.
Survivors included her parents, the Rev. Doyle and Margaret Wesson of Urbana; one brother, Phil and wife, Sharon Wesson, of Mountain View, Ark.; one sister, Wanda and husband, Fred Holland, of Urbana; special friend, Earlene Ellis, of Urbana; three nephews; one niece; two great-nephews; and six great-nieces; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services were held Feb. 10 in the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel with Brother Gary Pridemore and Brother Roger Haney officiating. The Holland and Wesson families provided the music service. Burial was in the Bower Chapel Cemetery near Urbana and under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Urbana. Escorts were Mark and Chad Holland, Jeremy, David and Keith Wesson, Brad McVickers and Curtis Owens.