Beatrice DeLay of Dexter, daughter of the late Louis Elmira and Betty Victoria Fletcher Summers, was born Acorn Ridge, Missouri on April 16, 1937, passed away at her home in Dexter on January 21, 2019, at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 5 days.
Beatrice had lived in Bloomfield and Dexter all her life. She had worked for the Social Security Office as a secretary, she also attended the Church of Christ in Dexter.
Beatrice married Ralph DeLay on September 3, 1960 in Avert, Missouri.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph DeLay of Dexter; two sons, Victor (BeLinda) DeLay of Bloomfield, Rick (Amy) DeLay of Bloomfield, Missouri; one daughter, Michelle (Denny) Hubbard of Dexter, Missouri; six grandchildren; Josh (Kasie) DeLay, Samantha (Derek) Ford, Courtney (Nathan) Aslin, Haliee Hubbard, Chelsea DeLay and Britney Hubbard; three great grandchildren, Sydney DeLay, Asher Ford, and DeLaney Aslin. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Nicole DeLay.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 after 12:00 p.m, until time of services at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Jeremy Tucker of Dexter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hollis Cemetery in Acorn Ridge with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.