Obituaries and Services: Mary Evelyn (Whitacre) Babb
Mary Evelyn Babb, a 91-year-old former Trenton resident, died of this earthly life in the presence of her Lord at 6:19 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Care Center in Waco, TX.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Trenton. A visitation will take place before the service at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested to the First Baptist Church Missions Fund and may be left or mailed to Slater-Neal Funeral Home, Trenton, Missouri.
Mary Evelyn Whitacre Babb was born March 31, 1931 in Chillicothe, MO to William Orville and Anna (Dowell) Whitacre. After high school, Mary graduated from Chillicothe Business College. On May 4, 1952, she married Melvin Dean Babb. Mary and Melvin owned and operated Sears and Montgomery Ward Catalog stores. Mary worked locally as a medical transcriptionist until her retirement. Mary had dual membership with Trenton First Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville, TX.
She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, Melvin, a son Michael Dean Babb and a brother Carl Lee Whitacre.
Surviving relatives include a brother Wilbur Edwin Whitacre and his wife Lena of St. Joseph, a sister Helen Ann Stanley of Kearney, her children David Thomas Babb of Trenton, Mary Patricia Danks and her husband Larry of Hewitt, TX, William Paul Babb and his wife Lori of Europe, and Brian Robert Babb of Trenton, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
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