Mary Vernell Standefer Harding

Mary Vernell Standefer Harding, 85, of McMinnville died Friday, March 30, 2012 at her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Harding; parents, Carroll and Lavina Standefer; and three brothers, Howard, Mitchell and Venable Standefer.

She is survived by a step-son, Edward Byars Harding Jr. of McMinnville; 13 nieces and nephews, Alberta, Dale, Richard, Rockie, Tim and David Standefer, Gracie Watson, Joy Caldwell, Betty Sharp, Patricia Wilson, Debbie Neal, Gina Cribbs and Retha Fay Swanson; several great-nieces and nephews and several great-great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 2 at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with Rev. Howell Whited officiating.

Burial was in Cagle-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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