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Mary E. McKay, 89, of De Soto died May 16, 2019, at Hillcrest Care Center in De Soto. Mrs. McKay was an assembler at Emerson Electric. She enjoyed playing bingo. Born March 12, 1930, in Baryties, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Mary Minty (Missey) Missey. She was preceded in death by two husbands: Bernard Whaley and Sam M. McKay.

She is survived by four children: Robert (Pat) Whaley of De Soto, Daniel (Sheila) Whaley of De Soto, Richard (Dorothy) Whaley of De Soto and Susan (Duane) Whaley Ferguson of De Soto; two stepchildren: Ellen McKay Boyer of De Soto and Allen (Carla) McKay of Festus; nine grandchildren: Lisa (Scott); Jeff (Stephanie); Rich (Shawn); Michelle; Jennifer (Brad); Cindy; Tyler (Cassie), Thomas II and Amanda; 11 great-grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by one daughter: Nancy Wilkerson; and one son: Larry Whaley.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today, May 17, at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home, 220 N. Main St., in De Soto. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the funeral home, officiated by Deacon Ed Boyer. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in De Soto. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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