Marissa Ashley “Missa” Wiles was born August 16, 1996. She departed this world to be with her Lord on April 18, 2010 at the age of 13.
She was preceded in death by an uncle, Dustin Skaggs; her great-grandmother, Bernice Ragain; two great-grandfathers, Chubb Ragain and Lawrence Skaggs; and a great-great-grandmother, Mable Walker.
Missa is survived by her mother, Shayanna Wiles, stepfather Russell Davis, sister Monique Wiles, and brothers Levi and Aaron Wiles, all of the home in Mtn. Grove, Missouri; her grandmother, Bonnie Ragain of Bucyrus, Missouri; her grandfather and grandmother, Dennis Skaggs and Deborah of Fairview, Missouri; a great-great-grandmother, Bernice Skaggs; three aunts, Jamie Longwell of Mtn. Grove, Christle Lambert of Springfield, Missouri, and Tara Day of Fairview; two uncles, Jason Lambert of Springfield and Johnny Davis of Mtn. Grove; numerous cousins and friends.
Missa loved frogs and would search for hours in mud puddles for tadpoles so she could catch them and watch them grow into frogs. She loved to draw and write. She especially loved to aggravate her siblings.
She was a very special daughter, sister and granddaughter. Missa touched the lives of many. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Marissa Wiles Memorial Fund, c/o Evans Funeral Home.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Evans Funeral Home with Pastors Bill Kelly and Clinton Massey officiating. Pallbearers were Zack Taylor, Jacob Greenhouse, Johnny Davis, Levi Wiles, Russell Davis and Johnny Davis, Sr. Burial was in Hickory Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.