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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Beverly Frances (Coates) Perry

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  • Beverly Frances (Coates) Perry, 83, of Hannibal, MO, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra, MO.
    Graveside services and burial will be at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Pastor Jack Emmite will officiate.   
    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Perry was born August 9, 1930, in Shelbina, MO to George Francis and Loretta Kendrick Coates.
    She was married to Hubert Paul Perry on February 28. He preceded her in death December 7, 2010.
    Survivors include 5 children, Dr. Robert “Bob” Perry (Barb) of Mansfield, Missouri,  Rodney Perry of Hannibal, MO,  Charlotte Rhoades (Tim) of Greenwood, Arkansas, Cynthia “Cindy” Whitaker (Jim) of Hannibal, MO, and Cathy Perry of Hannibal, MO;  8 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren; and 4 siblings, Bette Heitman of Hannibal, MO, J. R. Coates of Canton, MO, Marylin Lucas of New London, MO, and Carole Coates of Hannibal, Mo.
    She is preceded in death by her parents; 4 sisters, Erlene Williams, Alice Yager, Sharon Leake and Catherine Coates as an infant.
    Mrs. Perry previously worked as a nurse’s assistant at the Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO and later for Levering Hospital in Hannibal, MO.  She liked volunteering with many organizations.  She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She attended Antioch Baptist Church.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Antioch Baptist Church or Maple Lawn Nursing Home in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
    Pallbearers will be Troy Rhoades, Shea Rhoades, Phillip Stielger, Keri Spinbella, Daniel Emmite and Ronald Elliott Jr.
    Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. Coates, Dr. Robert W. Perry, Rodney D. Perry, Jim Whitaker and Tim Rhoades.
    Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com

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