Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nellie Irene Erwin, 94, of Exeter, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009, in her home.

She was born Jan. 9, 1915, in Barry County, the daughter of George and Sarah (Baughman) Hooten. On Oct. 29, 1947, she was united in marriage to Noah Erwin, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bruce; four brothers, Deb, Burl, Paul and Curt; and four sisters, Velma, Marie, Bethella and Grace.

Survivors include: one son, Steve Erwin and his wife, Anna Marie, of Cassville; one daughter, Marilyn Erwin, of Exeter; three sisters, Esther Perkins, of Exeter, Hazel Holcomb also of Exeter, and Mary Black, of Ozark; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She received her education at Independence School and was a lifelong resident of Barry County. She was a custodian for the Exeter School and the Barry County Farmers Coop. She was a member of Exeter First Baptist Church for sixty-six years.

Graveside services were held Sunday at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Jerry Yarnall conducted the services.

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