Pasty Ruth Cary, 82, of Quincy, Ill., passed away at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.


Pasty Ruth Cary, 82, of Quincy, Ill., passed away at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Tom Schofield will officiate. Burial will be in Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Patsy was born in Hannibal on Aug. 12, 1925, to James W. Dempsey and Lillian E. McMahill Dempsey.
She graduated from Hannibal High School with the class of 1943, and was united in marriage to William M. Cary on April 21, 1946, at the Second Baptist Church in St. Louis. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1981.
Patsy and her husband raised black angus cattle and her husband was a well known auctioneer. She was an avid antique collector and member of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors’ Society.  She was also a member of the First Christian Church of Elsberry, Mo.
She is survived by one sister in law, Eloisa Dempsey of San Antonio, Texas; one niece, Sue (David) Davis of Birmingham, Ala.; two nephews, Ronald Costa of Seekonk, MA., and Bruce Acosta of Denver, Colo.; one great niece, Laurie (Brian) O’Fallon of Marietta, Ga.; one great nephew, James (Lisa) Davis of Beverly Hills, Calif.; and a great, great nephew, Michael O’Fallon of Marietta, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Jack Dempsey; and her sisters, Rose Acosta, Clarita Dempsey, and in infancy, Ruby Mae Dempsey.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church of Elsberry, the James E. Cary Cancer Center of Hannibal, or the Hannibal Regional Hospital.