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Myrtle DeFoe

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Myrtle Katherine DeFoe, 82, of Ash Flat died Aug. 21, 2003, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat.

Born Dec. 21, 1920, in Swift, Mo., she was the daughter of George William Sims and Mary Eva Fourthman Sims.

She married Hollis Harding DeFoe Oct. 8, 1939, in Pemiscott, Mo. She attended Christian Tabernacle near Hardy.

Survivors include her husband, Hollis Harding DeFoe of Ash Flat; five daughters and their husbands -- Lois Jean Vickery and husband, Orville, of Mammoth Spring, Brenda Joyce McComas and husband, Martin, of Mammoth Spring, Holly Sue Jackson and husband, Frances, of Hardy, Sherry Dawn Farmer and husband, Forest, of Hoxie, and Serena Yvonne Miller and husband, Laban, of Mountain Home; four brothers -- James Sims of Ash Flat, Harold Sims of Ash Flat, Charles Sims of Thayer, Mo., and George Sims of Mammoth Spring; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons -- Larry Alan DeFoe and Lloyd Hardy DeFoe; a daughter, Myra Eve Friel; her father-in-law and mother-in-law -- John Noah Defoe and Mary Elizabeth DeFoe; and two brothers -- Orville Sims and Roy Sims.

The funeral was Aug. 23 at Christian Tabernacle with Herb Seibert and Harold Brown officiating. Burial followed in Eagles Rest Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.

Pallbearers were Jason Jackson, Curtis Jackson, Joseph Friel, Jeffrey Friel, Marty McComas Jr., John Farmer, Wayne Farmer and James Farmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eastern Ozarks Hospice.