Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Lily May Scannell, 85, of Seligman, died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at her home.

She was born Oct. 16, 1921, at Mason City, Iowa, to James Harvey Wilmeth and Viola Marie Selleck Wilmeth. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, George Ayres; her second husband, Joseph Scannell; one son, Kelly Ayres; and one brother, Don Veech.

Survivors include: her fiance Roger Rautio, of Seligman; one daughter, Kathy Payne; two sons, John (Jack) Ayres, of Rogers, Ark., and Mike Scannell, of Seligman; two sisters, Wilma Beyers, of Davenport, Iowa, and Doris Skarsgard, of Albuquerque, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home of Pea Ridge, Ark.

Graveside service is set for Thursday at Bayless Cemetery, east of Garfield, Ark.