Rhoda Jane Perry

Service

Celebration of Life
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14

Memorials

Scotland County Hospital Nurses' Fund

{July 31, 1949 - November 12, 2017}

Rhoda Jane Perry, 68, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

She was born July 31, 1949 in Kirksville, the daughter of Vinol Cleone and Carol Jean (Cook) Lawson.

Jane was a graduate of Memphis High School and graduated Kirksville College of Cosmetology in 1969.  She liked to quilt, play cards and make wood crafts and yard ornaments.  She decorated her entire yard at Christmas with her wood cutouts.  She enjoyed keeping her grandchildren and great grandchildren and looked forward to family gatherings hosting many in her home.

She married Rodger Holton in 1969 and worked in Downing in a beauty shop owned by Sara Jefferies.  Over the years, she worked in shops in Memphis and Gorin.  Later she purchased shops in Gorin and Wyaconda, working in Wyaconda until 1987, when she married Dennis Perry and moved to Orion, IL.  Upon Dennis’ retirement, she moved back to Memphis where she resided until her death.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Vinol and Carol Jean Lawson; twin granddaughters: Kora and Kinzey Holton; and a brother-in-law, Stanley Stockwell.

She is survived by: two sons, Brian (Vickie) Holton and Kevin (Jennifer) Holton, all of Memphis; two sisters: Rebecca (Terry) Wathan of Durant, IA, and Sue Jones of Carthage, IL; special sister-in-law: Vivian Perry of Memphis; seven grandchildren: Skyler Holton (Jamie Yearns) and Chelsi Holton (Jesse Walker), Kalissa Thomas, Tracie (Shawn) Anderson, Angie (Kenny) Day, Kaleb and Kody Parkins; eight great grandchildren: Zalynn Holton, Laevyn Walker, Kobe and Blake Coop, Logan Day, Austin Burgess, Matt and Gabi Lefler; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A celebration of life will be held from 10 a.m. until noon, Tuesday, November 14 at the funeral home.  Per her wishes, she was cremated and will be laid to rest surrounded by family in Downing (MO) Cemetery.

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5 comments

  1. Kevin, Jennifer, Brian and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers going your way. Hold onto the memories.
    Love The Paynes Keith Debbie and Connor

    Comment by Debbie Payne on November 14, 2017 at 9:38 am
  2. Prayers for you family. She will be missed.

    Comment by Kevin and Jeanette Fogle on November 14, 2017 at 10:47 am
  3. So sorry for your loss. Your mother will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Comment by Monty Mumford on November 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm
  4. Sorry I missed the Celebration of life for Jane. She was a good friend for a long time. She will be missed,

    Comment by Brenda Wilson on November 14, 2017 at 3:49 pm
  5. TO ALL THE FAMILY , YOU HAVE MY PRAYERS. JANE WAS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE AND OUT. I LOVED HER LAUGHTER AND HER HUGS. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. LOVE TO ALL THE FAMILY. DAVID GARDINE

    Comment by DAVID GARDINE on December 4, 2017 at 10:22 am

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