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Vera Mefford

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Born 11-15-1921 -- Died 9-13-2005

Funeral Services for Vera Mefford, 83, Koshkonong were held Sept. 17 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with the Rev. Clark Stephens and the Rev. John Holesapple officiating.

Burial was at Howell Memorial Park Cemtetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., West Plains. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late William Sewell and Lilly Francis Wiggins Sewell, on Nov. 15, 1921 in Gainesville, Mo. and died Sept. 13, 2005 in Salem at the age of 83 years.

She married Sept. 2, 1940 in Thayer to Albert Amon Mefford.

Survivors iclude six children, Joan Bunch of West Plains, Alene Mefford of Viola, Alice Collins of Cabool, Mo., Judy Henson and husband Darold of Lincoln, Ill., Amon Mefford and wife Carolyn of Sheridan, Wyo., Shirley McCutchen and husband Mike of Thayer, Missouri; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Willie Sewell, Sam Sewell, Clifford Sewell, Ira Mefford, one infant brother; two sisters, Edna Risley and Nova Haskins; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Fun and Friends Senior Citizens Center in Thayer or to the West Plains Animal Shelter or charity of choice and left at the funeral home.