Mary Lee Neal

Mary Lee Neal

Mary Lee Neal, 74, of Laughlin, Nev., and formerly of Southern Illinois, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Summerlin Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

She was born on June 29, 1946, in St. Louis, the daughter of Russell and Mary Roberta Miles Dunham.  

She married Kerry Neal on Dec. 14, 1990.

She was a retired nurse.  She loved collecting Precious Moments figurines. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Arizona and Anna.

She is survived by her husband, Kerry of Mojave Valley, Ariz.; a daughter, Kimberly (Adam) Miller of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren Ashley (Dawn) Henderson of Austin, Texas, Ryan Stothers and Angel Stothers, both of Seattle, Wash.; and two great-grandchildren, Riley and Elliott.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ryalynn Bell; her father, Russell Dunham CMH; her mother, Mary Miles; a half-sister, Reatha (Miles) Crow; her grandfather, Ole Dunham; and many cousins, aunts and uncles. 

Private interment took place on Dec. 1 at Liberty Cemetery in Harrisburg. The family will host a memorial service at a later date.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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