Jessie Dale Black (nee Mann), 91, died at her home at Payson Care Center on Tuesday, April 25, 2006.
She was born Jan. 31, 1915 near Salem, Mo. and graduated from high school there. She furthered her education and received her credentials to become a schoolteacher, but chose to marry and start her family instead.
She and her husband lived and raised their family in St. Louis, Mo. After her husband died in 1980, she moved to Arizona to live with her daughter, Frieda.
Mrs. Black is survived by daughters: Bonnie (Harold) Ray of New Haven, Mo.; Frieda (Austin) Haught of Gisela; Carolyn Simmons of O'Fallon, Mo.; and sons: Jim (Kathi) Black and Randy (Julie) Black of Olympia, Wash.; two sisters: Georgia Bollinger of Xenia, Ohio, and June Welker of Fredericktown, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin J. Black; an infant son, Danny Dale; grandson, Daryl Ray; her parents, Martha Zoe and William Oscar Mann; and several sisters and brothers.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 29, at North Lawn Cemetery in Salem, Mo.