Minnie Gladys (Walker) Deatrick

Minnie Gladys (Walker) Deatrick


Minnie Gladys Deatrick, 66, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (March 27, 2015) at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of Alvin Basil and Wandetta Mary (Clevenger) Walker, She was born on May 25, 1948 in Kirksville. On April 4, 1980, Minnie was united in marriage in Kirksville to David Deatrick, who survives.

Minnie is also survived by one son, James (Tommy) Deatrick of Paris, Missouri; one daughter, Mary (Deatrick) Davis of Columbia, Missouri; one special son-in-law, Brad Davis of Columbia, Missouri; one special daughter-in-law, Faith Dayhuff of Spencer, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. PC (Lillian) Johnson and Mrs. Eldon (Twila) Johnson, both of Kirksville; Eleven Grandchildren; one great grandchild; four bonus grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandmothers, Lillian Walker and Addie Clevenger.

Minnie attended Kirksville Schools and graduated with the Class of 1966 from Kirksville Senior High School. She began working at Grim Smith Hospital, as a Junior in high school, in 1965 through the Coe Program at the high school. Minnie then worked for Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital before working for St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where she received her Nursing license in 1968 through the St. Mary's School of Nursing, where she worked for two years. After obtaining her license and working in Kansas City, Minnie moved back to Kirksville where she was employed as a nurse with Grim Smith Hospital for a total of six years, and Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital for four years. In addition, She worked for the Donaldson Plant in Kirksville, and the Kirksville Crier on all the Kirksville rural routes for twenty-three years until 2012 with her husband David.

Minnie also owned a statuary business, which she started in 2007, selling to floral shops and greenhouses in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska. She sold memorial stones, angels, benches, cement animals and garden fairies of all types and sizes. Her husband, David went with her and helped on deliveries in their van. The business was called M&D Statuary. Her son, James, owned J&C Statuary and made the molds and statuary for both his and Minnie's business. She loved traveling and visiting with all her customers, most who she considered as friends and looked forward to seeing them. She was a devoted and loving wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma.

There will be a graveside service for family and friends at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday (March 31, 2015) at the Novinger Cemetery in Novinger, Missouri, with Virgil Jones officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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