Obituary: Wylena Masterson, 86, of Hannibal

Wylena Masterson
Posted: Jul. 11, 2019 11:03 am

Wylena Masterson, 86, of Hannibal, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia.

She was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Ralls County, the daughter of Fred and Geneva (Norris) Morgan.

Wylena was a graduate of Monroe City High School, Monroe City. She was a member of the Philadelphia Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Mo. She enjoyed doing crafts, sewing, crocheting and researching family genealogy. Most of all, Wylena enjoyed spending time with her husband, Jim, of 68 years and visiting with her family and friends.

She married James Richard Masterson Aug. 6, 1950, he survives of the home.

Also surviving is one daughter, Wuanita M. Hathaway (Marvin), Monroe City; daughter-in-law, Cherry Masterson, Hannibal; four grandchildren, William Masterson (Amy), Beth Ann Masterson, Adair Hathaway (Keri) and Heather Utterback (Andy). She is also survived by five step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dan Masterson; one sister, Emma Ruth Donath; and one brother, Fred Morgan, Jr.

Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City. Rev. Roger Stevens and Rev. Tim Stevens will officiate. Entombment will take place at the St. Jude Mausoleum, Monroe City. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until time of services at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City. Active pallbearers will be Marvin Hathaway, Adair Hathaway, William Masterson, John Morgan, Russell Morgan and Mark Tate. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Mrs. Masterson's grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been suggested to the St. Jude Mausoleum. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City. Online condolences can be made at


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