Thursday, January 25, 2007

Tracey F. Stockton, 97, of Pratt, Kan., formerly of Purdy, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Pratt Living Center in Pratt, Kan.

She was born March 21, 1909, in Fredonia, Kan., the daughter of James Edward and Nora Viola Osborne Crossland. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Purdy.

She married General Stockton on June 21, 1926, in Cassville, and he preceded her in death March 20, 1978.

Survivors include: two sons, General Stockton, Jr. and his wife, Nadine, of Powderly, Texas, and Gale Stockton and his wife, Dolly, of Cassville; one daughter, Billie Gasperson and her husband, Willis, of Pratt, Kan.; one sister, Lucille Hall, of Joplin; 16 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and 30 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Leonard Stockton and Norman Stockton; two brothers Walter Crossland and Orville Crossland; four sisters, Alice Crossland, Louise Lasiter, Alma Smith and Goldie Stewart.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Buchanan Chapel in Monett with Morris Dodson officiating. Burial will be at Purdy Cemetery.