Edra Bryant Shoemaker Girdley, 94, of Keiser, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Osceola. Born Nov. 13, 1907, in Crossno, Mo., she was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Keiser, a resident of Mississippi County for 72 years and Mississippi County Farmer of the Year in the late 1960's.
She is survived by three daughters, Lois Bolick of Beebe, Bobbie Sorrells of Germantown, Tenn., and Lula Bell Perry of Keiser; a brother, L.V. Bryant of Kennett; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Lavada Rolan Bryant; her son, Charles L. Shoemaker; her daughter, Dorothy Dell Shoemaker; her granddaughter, Paula Edra Bolick Green; and three brothers and a sister.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Swift Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osceola with Rev. Jim Stone officiating.