She was born September 10, 1928 to Elmer and Rozella Cornell in Buchanan County, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sons, George E. and Jerry Root
Survivors: daughters, Gwen Davis (Ted), Jan Root, Patty Root (fianc Tom Moyer), and Lisa Root, Penny Weston (Thad), all of St. Joseph, Missouri; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
Services: 3:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M., Wednesday.
The family would like to thank Highland Healthcare for all of their patience, love and care throughout our mother's illness. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.