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Edrie Emiline (Mcnairn) Stephens

July 11, 1922 — March 29, 2013

Edrie Emiline Stephens, daughter of the late Henry Gordon and Minnie Lea (Ferguson) McNairn, was born on July 11, 1922 in Izard County, Arkansas, and departed this life on March 29, 2013 in the James River Care Center in Springfield, Missouri, following a long illness. She was 90 years, 8 months and 19 days of age.
Edrie grew up on a farm in Fulton County, Arkansas and attended school in Morriston. She was united in marriage to Delson Stephens on December 12, 1953 in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas. They made their home in Arkansas for several years.
They later moved to the Mtn. Grove, Missouri area where Edrie was a cook for “Girlstown,” north of Mtn. Grove. Edrie had a special connection with two residents of Girlstown that she considered her daughters throughout her life, Joette and Rosie.
She served in many areas while working at Girlstown. She made a positive impact on those around her and was always there for anyone who had a need.
Edrie enjoyed getting out in the community whenever possible. She also enjoyed quilting. She made special quilts for her family and friends, and shared her quilting skills with fellow residents and staff at Country Living Assisted Living in Mtn. Grove, where she was a resident.
At the time of her passing, she was a member of the Church of Christ that meets on First Street in Mtn. Grove. She enjoyed attending services as long as her health permitted.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Delson Stephens on June 3, 1989; and by two sisters: Orene McNairn and Susan Ivelene McNairn.
She is survived by her girls: Joette Curtis and her husband, Stanley, of Nixa, Missouri, and Rosie Laird and her husband, Dick, of Richland, Missouri; two sisters: Frances Madalene Tool and her husband, Ray, of Mtn. Grove; and Mary Dover of Independence, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; many friends, neighbors, Country Living residents, and church family who will miss her very much.

Visitation: Monday,
April 1, 2013 from 9:00 AM
– 10:30 (Service Time)
in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel.

Funeral Service:

Monday, April 1, 2013

at 10:30 AM in the
Craig-Hurtt Chapel.

Burial: 3:00 PM Monday

in the Riverside Cemetery
in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas.

Memorial Contributions:

Fair Haven Children’s Home
in Strafford, Missouri, c/o the funeral home.

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