Edna Meryl Painter

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Edna Meryl Painter, 88, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at her home.

She was born in Cassville on Feb. 6, 1931, the daughter of William “Bill” and Myra (Willard) Smalley. She was united in marriage to Cleo Beeson, who passed away in 1956. Later, she married Olen Painter, with whom she raised children and cattle until he passed away in 1993.

She was preceded in death by her parents and older sister, Cleo House.

Survivors include: one son, Allen Beeson and his wife Stella of Pensacola, Fla.; three daughters, Cheryl Beeson of High Point, N.C., Roberta Painter of Shallotte, N.C., and LaDon Vanzant and her husband Danny of Cassville; and five grandchildren.

She grew up and graduated from high school in Cassville. She worked at the Barry County Courthouse before beginning her long career as the secretary to the superintendent of Cassville R-IV Schools. She also worked for several years at Able 2 Products. For many years, she enjoyed raising beef cattle on the farm she built with Olen. She was a member of Cassville’s First Baptist Church. Graveside services were held Thursday, Aug. 8, at Corinth Cemetery in Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor James Weaver and Rev. Don Beeson conducted the services.

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Cassville, Missouri