Vera Jewell Barbour, 98, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born July 30, 1912, in Roscoe, Mo., to Edward Levi Luther and Zella Virgie Simmons Luther. She married Homer Chester Barbour on Oct. 17, 1934, in Clinton, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1999.
Vera grew up in St. Clair County and attended the Stony Point country school. She and her husband owned the grocery store in Richards, Mo., for several years before returning to farming in the rural Nevada area. Vera was a member of the Richards Christian Church and a life-long member of the Eastern Star in Schell City, Mo.
She is survived by one daughter, Janie Loyd and her husband, David, Nevada; two granddaughters, Sherry Hudson and her husband, Doug, Neosho, Mo., and Kristie Townsend and her husband, Brad, Clinton, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Shaun McConnaughey, Ryan McConnaughey and Cody McConnaughey, all of Neosho, Mo., and Taylor Townsend, Clinton, Mo.; and one great-great-grandson, Noah McConnaughey. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Melvin Mabra officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Taberville, Mo.
Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 South Washington, Nevada.
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