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Iva Retta Adey, age 91, daughter of William and Myrtel (Burris) Breeden was born July 5, 1922 in Hartshorn, MO. She passed away September 17, 2013 in West Plains, MO after a long illness of congestive heart failure.

Iva married Melvin Adey in 1937 in St. Louis, MO and to this union four children born, Joyce, Dannie, Dale and Joanie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Melvin in 1963, five brothers: Arnold, John, Clifford, Charlie and Paul; two sisters: Ethel Leist and Roxie Wolff and three great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Dan Adey and wife Georgia, Dale Adey and wife JoAnn, Joyce Meizler, all of Houston, MO and Joanie Adey of Liberty, MO, one brother Bill Breeden of Houston, MO, 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Iva spent her entire life in the Arthurs Creek Community in Houston, MO. She and Melvin ran the Bandy’s café for three years, and then built Adey’s café. After her husband passed away Iva took over the mail route and carried it until 1982 when she retired. Iva also worked part time at the Lazy L café and Southern Inn restaurant after her retirement.

She accepted the Lord in 1964 and was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. She attended church as long as she was able.

She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Memorials may be made to Arthur’s Creek Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday September 19, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday September 20, 2013 at the Houston First Freewill Bapstist Church with Danny Delcour, Delbert Gayer and Wesley Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Arthur’s Creek Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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