August 2, 1929 ~ November 5, 2019
Edith Jerline Gregory, daughter of the late W. E. Vails and Virgie Mounce Vails, was born on August 2, 1929 in Risco, Missouri and departed this life on November 5, 2019 at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 90 years.
Mrs. Gregory was a former school bus driver for Dexter R-XI School District for 22 years. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a housewife and a resident of Dexter.
On August 24, 1946 in Piggott, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Denver Gregory. Mr. Gregory survives of their home in Dexter.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Jerry Gregory and wife Marsha of Rockford, Illinois, Barry Gregory and wife Debra of Rockford, Illinois, Dennis Gregory of Bernie, Missouri and Rick Gregory and wife Laurie of Atlanta, Georgia; by three brothers, Roy Vails of Dexter, Missouri, George Vails of Puxico, Missouri and Franklin Vails of Campbell, Missouri; by two sisters, Lola Thomas of Stuart Draft, Virginia and Nadine Donalson of Rockford, Illinois; by ten grandchildren and by thirteen great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harley Vails and Charles Vails and by four sisters, Avamda Valentine, Eula Owens, Maxine Lester and Joyce Arnold.
Friends may call at the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will then be conducted at the First Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Doug West officiating. Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.
Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.