Leola Mildred Espey, 94, Maryville, Missouri, died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Parkdale Manor Care Center, Maryville.
Leola was born April 25, 1919, in Maryville, Missouri to Herman and Mamie Ellen (Thompson) Mounts.
A 1937 graduate of Horace Mann High School, Maryville, Leola was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Maryville.
She married C. Durward Espey on November 26, 1948, in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Preceding Leola in death were her parents, husband Durward (November 10, 1979) and a sister Marie Mounts (October 6, 1994).
Survivors include daughter Karyn (Bill) Roach and son Donald Thomas "Tom" (Sandy) Espey, Maryville, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.
Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 PM Monday, September 23, 2013, at Price Funeral Home, Maryville, prior to the funeral service which will be 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in the Miriam Cemetery, Maryville.
Memorials may be made to the New Nodaway County Humane Society or the Maryville Public Library.