Thelma Ford, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born April 15, 1919, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 10, 2009, in West Plains, Mo.
She is survived by: numerous nieces; and nephews, including two nephews John and Thelma raised, Merrele Ford and Jimmy Reed; and numerous other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Samuel Pierce and Susan Sanders Pierce; her husband, John; a son, Joe Delmar Stanley; and a nephew they raised, J.C. Ford.
Services were held Jan. 14, in the Clary Funeral Home Chapel in Alton, Mo., with Bro. Jobe Steele officiating. Burial followed in the Cave Springs Cemetery.
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