Goldie Mae Bales

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Goldie Mae Bales, 93, Lincoln, Mo., formerly of Moundville, Mo., passed away Monday, Nov.1, 2010, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home, Lincoln, following a recent illness. She was born Nov. 9, 1916, in Nevada, Mo., to C.E. Bowen and Mary Jane Behrens Bowen. She was married Dec. 30, 1933, in Nevada, to Owen Floyd Bales and he preceded her in death June 18, 1994.

Mrs. Bales was born and raised in the Nevada and Moundville area and spent most all of her life here. She was primarily a homemaker, but also helped her husband on their family farm. She loved to play cards, and was an avid quilter. She loved her family and that love was returned in full.

Survivors include one son, Gene Bales, Deepwater, Mo.; three grandchildren, Monty Bales, Baltimore, Md., Gena Bales and Joe Bales, both from the state of Wyoming; two great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Morgan; one brother, Lee Bowen, Stockton, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; and one grandson, Martin Bales.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 5, at Moore Cemetery in Nevada.

Friends may call now and until 10:45 a.m., Friday, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Friday, between 10 and 10:45 a.m., prior to the graveside service.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Barone Alzheimer's Care Center c/o Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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