Born 12-21-1920 -- Died 8-21-2003
Myrtle Katherine DeFoe, 82, of Ash Flat died Aug. 21,
2003, at Eaglecrest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in
Ash Flat. Born Dec. 21, 1920, in Swift, Mo., she was the
daughter of George William Sims and Mary Eva
She married Hollis Harding DeFoe Oct. 8, 1939, in
Pemiscott, Mo. She attended the Christian Tabernacle
near Hardy, Ark.
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
She was preceded in death by her parents, George
William and Mary Eva Sims; 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 near
Hardy 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, Ark.
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.