Funeral services for Harriette G. “Gerry” Edwards will be 10:30 AM Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660) 679-0009 with Pastor Lynn Snapp officiating. Visitation Friday evening, 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society, Immanuel Baptist Church or Bates County Museum. Messages of condolence may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Harriette Geraldine “Gerry” Dotson Edwards, 86 of Butler, Missouri passed away December 17, 2012 at the Sweet Life of Rose Hill in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
Gerry was born July 22, 1926 in Wheatland, Missouri, daughter of James Jefferson Roberts and Leah (Young) Roberts. She lived on a farm, growing up on Square Prairie in Osceola, Missouri, looking after her siblings.
She was united in marriage to Davie G. Dotson; and to this union two sons were born. Gerry was a loving mother and wife. She worked as a nurse at the Bates County Hospital and later worked as a cook in the Butler school district. Gerry was a member of the George Jones Fan Club and loved listening to his music. After Davie’s passing, she found the love of her life in James L. Edwards, being united in marriage on January 13, 1996. In later years, Gerry very much enjoyed going out to eat daily to visit with family and friends, and also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Butler.
Having lived in the area more than 60 years, Gerry possessed a tremendous amount of knowledge about Butler and the surrounding Bates County area.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, one brother, Eugene Roberts, both husbands, one son Curtis Lee Dotson, and one granddaughter, Leah Pearl Reynolds. Gerry is survived by her son, Bruce W. Dotson and wife Renee of Cleveland, Missouri; one brother, Lester Howard Roberts and wife Marian of Kennewick, Washington, and one sister Arlene Yantis of Liberty, Missouri, four grandchildren, Amber McGuire of Kansas City, Mo., Kimberly Wilson and husband Glendon of Appleton City, Mo., James Burrous of Butler, Mo., and Stephanie Scott of Cleveland, Mo., and two step-grandchildren, Bradley and Christina Scott of Peculiar, Mo., nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.