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Mary Lynn

Mary Glenda Lynn was born December 28, 1938 in Caruthersville, Missouri.  She was the daughter of William R. Hayden and Jetty Beatrice Crowe Hayden.

She departed this life in Kennett, Missouri on May 21, 2022.  She was 83 years old.

Mary graduated from Caruthersville High School with the class of 1957.

On November 17, 1958 in Caruthersville she was united in marriage to Robert Lynn.  He preceded her in death.

Mary was a lady that loved life.  She was a wonderful cook and was known for her pecan pies and pound cakes.  When the grandchildren came along, she became a wonderful Nanny.  She taught the grandkids how to whistle, how to hum and was always ready to shoot some basketball with them.

She studied the lottery numbers and always thought she would be the “big winner.”  She also enjoyed doing word puzzles.

Survived by – 3 children – Linda Prater – Caruthersville, MO

  • John Lynn – Caruthersville, MO
  • Rich Lynn and his wife, Jill – Cape Girardeau, MO

2 sisters – Martha Cole (her twin) and Jane LePlavy

1 brother – Mike Hayden

5 grandchildren – Brandon Smith and his wife, Brooke – Dyersburg, TN

  • Madison Gibbens and her husband, Wes – Caruthersville, MO
  • Sarah Robinson and her husband, Michael – Caruthersville, MO
  • Hayden Lynn and his wife, Breanna – Jackson, MO
  • Leyton Lynn – Cape Girardeau, MO

4 great grandchildren – Brock and Bristyl Smith, Stetson and Jayce Gibbens

Many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and 10 siblings 

Funeral services were held May 25 in H.S. Smith Chapel with Brother Jim Pilcher officiating.  Interment in Maple Cemetery.

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

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