Fern E. Metcalf 85, of Maryville, MO and formerly of Maitland, MO passed away Friday, December 23, 2011 at the Golden Living Center, Maryville. Fern was born on January 7, 1926 in Skidmore, MO, and was a lifelong resident of the area. Her parents were James and Mearl (Smith) Reese, they preceded her in death. She was also preceded by 2 sisters, Charlotte Twaddell, and Lydia Yates.
On March 1, 1946 in Troy, KS, Fern was united in marriage to Sam Metcalf, he passed away on May 7, 1987.
Fern was a homemaker for most of her life, and had also been a cook at the Maitland school. She was of the Presbyterian faith and attended the Maitland Presbyterian Church. She loved playing pitch with her friends in Maitland, and she loved to bowl, do crafts and was fond of the show “M.A.S.H.” on T.V.
Left to mourn her passing are her children; Billy Jim (Mary) Metcalf, Karen J. (Phil) Wilmes, and Steven W. (Cindy) Metcalf, all of Maryville; her sister, Ruth Allen, Skidmore, MO; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Monday, December 26, 2011 at the Presbyterian Church, Maitland, MO. The burial will be in the Maitland Cemetery, also of Maitland. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Memorials can be directed to the Presbyterian Church, Maitland, MO. Services are under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.