Marie Vanausdall


Marie VanAusdall

Marie was born March 13, 1919, in Caruthersville, Missouri.  She was the daughter of the late Ily Corley and Roxie Dunavan Corley Clark.

She departed this life at the Methodist Hospital in Olive Branch, Mississippi, on August 15, 2016.

She was 97 years old.

Marie was united in marriage to John Mack VanAusdall on July 12, 1939, in Cardwell, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on June 29, 1987.

Marie was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Caruthersville. 

She loved to cook, sew and to read.  She was a devoted mother to her three daughters and two grandchildren.

Survived by – 2 daughters - Joyce VanAusdall – Byhalia, Mississippi

Stacy Henson, and her husband, Glenn – Dexter, Kentucky

2 sisters – Bution Brantley and Betty Kay Taylor

2 grandchildren – John Christopher Henson and Lauren Elizabeth Henson

& a number of other relatives and many friends.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, John Mack VanAusdall, 1 daughter, Vivian VanAusdall, 3 sisters, Vela Ledford, Cordie Lipscomb and Dell Thompson;  3 brothers, Archie Corley, Bobby Joe Clark and Jimmy Clark.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 19, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the H.S. Smith Chapel with Rev. Ricky Lyle officiating.  Interment followed in Little Prairie Cemetery.

Pall bearers: Bubby Henson, Robert Rouse, Shayne Holloman, Bruce Wade, John Henson Corey McCarn

H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.



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