Mereda Louise Raymond

Monday, November 28, 2016
Mereda Louise Raymond

Mereda Louise Raymond, daughter of Raymond and Edna Brown Langley, was born March 20, 1922, in Piggott Ark., and passed away November 23, 2016, St. Charles, Mo., at the age of 94.

At an early age, Mereda became a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church near Piggott. She was united in marriage to Herman Raymond on June 14. 1952. In 1954, after moving to St. Charles, she began attending the First United Methodist church of St. Charles, where she remained a faithful member until her death.

Mereda was a member of Kappa Kappa Lota Sorority and Missouri State Teachers' Association. She taught in the public school for 37 years. Eleven of those years were at Piggott, and 26 in St. Louis County, retiring from the Ferguson-Florissant School District in 1978. She was also a member of the Wesleyan Circle of First United Methodist Church.

In her spare time, Mereda enjoyed working in her yard, gardening and reading the newspaper. After retiring, she enjoyed several years of traveling.

She is survived by a nephew, Kenneth Toppins and wife Debbie of Bonne Terre, Missouri; a great-niece, Dawn Nephew; great-great nephews Austin and Brandon Nephew; several nieces and nephews along with many cousins and friends. Her husband preceded her in death on March 12, 1988. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister Nada Toppins. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

The family is being served by Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson Street, St. Charles, Mo., where visitation will be held beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Funeral service will be held at the Baue Funeral Home chapel at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Interment will be in the Piggott Cemetery, in Piggott, Ark., under the direction of Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, Alzheimer's Association or Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.