Essie "Flo" Bady

May 22, 1926February 18, 2012

On the 18th day of February, 2012, Essie “Flo” Bady, 85 years, Grand Prairie, was welcomed into the afterlife by her loving husband, Robert “Bob” Bady, her adoring son Theo “Freddie” Holt, her sisters Ola, Ila, Effie, Icie, Vickie, and brothers, Robert L. and Nathan, and of all her friends and family that preceded her into heaven. From being a basketball star in high school, and playing bass in a country music band through teaching 3rd grade in East Prairie, MO., and spending years as a label maker at Rexall, the role she held longest and loved most was as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 12pm-2pm at Moore Bowen Funeral Home, 4216 S. Bowen Road in Arlington. Funeral services will be held following the visitation at 2pm in the Moore Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. She is survived by her brother, Robert E. Mattox and wife Peggy, son Michael Holt Sr. and his wife Patsy, her daughter in-law Susan Van Markwyk, her grandchildren, Shawn Marie Menton and husband Jeff, Michael Holt Jr., and wife Krislyn, Timothy Holt and wife Cindy, Kimberly Holt, and Megan Hartman and husband Scott. Also survived by her great grandchildren, Amanda, Olivia, Victoria, Avery, Hayden, Aiden and Rowan, as well as her step-granddaughters, Pamila and Kristy, and great grandchildren, Payton, Kourtney, Alex and Joshua. While each of us feels sorrow and grief individually for our loss, collectively our joy is with her as she leaves the pain of this world and ascends into eternity. The celebration of her life will be held at noon on Wednesday at Moore Funeral home in Arlington, with services to commence immediately thereafter. She will be returned to her home in St. Louis, with burial services on Friday, to enjoy eternity resting next to her loving husband, Bob. We would like to thank the caring people with New Century Hospice who gave her the gift of being home for her final journey. We will miss you Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and friend. Please remember to keep smiling down on us.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 22, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Essie "Flo" Bady

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February 22, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our pain and sorrow give you all the needed endurance to continue to go one day to next. Psalms 46:1

Ron and Cheryal Adams

February 21, 2012

Mike and Patsy,
Please know our hearts are heavy with sorrow as you grieve the loss of Ms. Essie. Hold tight to the memories and remember that one day ... one glorious day, we will ALL be together again. I've said a prayer to ask that God allow JJ to meet Ms. Essie and welcome her into God's Heavenly Kingdom. We love you and you remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Joan Shumaker

February 21, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May loving memories of Essie comfort you during this time of sorrow.