Ella Geneiva Leird

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ella Geneiva Leird, 83, of Malden, Mo., passed away April 6, 2014, at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Mo.

She was born on August 29, 1930, near Piggott, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Oscar Wiley and Erma Elizabeth (Fry) Green.

She was united in marriage to Robert Leird on July 19, 1952, and to this union a son, Dewayne, was born.

She was a long-time member of the Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Dewayne; and her sisters, Earlene Neeley and Evelyn Loveless.

She is survived by her husband Robert Leird, one granddaughter Tracy, two great-grandchildren: Rushaye Halford and Cole Johnson; two great-great-grandchildren: Kipton Halford and Charlie Halford; four sisters: Cora Ann Harmon, Sylvi Mae Reed and Margie Ward and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Richard Blagg officiating. Visitation was held prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Roger's Chapel Cemetery at a later date. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark. was in charge of the arrangements.