Thursday, June 11, 2009

Francis Lucinda Eden, 64, of Monett, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2009. She was born Dec. 16, 1946, the daughter of the late John Samuel and Lucy Mae Schaffer. She was united in marriage to Gary Eden on April 4, 1961, in Miami, Okla., and he survives.

She worked at Thorco in Cassville, before she was forced to retire due to illness. She was a member at New Site Baptist Church, Monett.

Additionals survivors include: two sons: Larry Eden and wife, Susan, and James Eden and wife, Sheila, all of Monett.; one daughter, Lora Jarvis and husband, Carroll, of Purdy; three sisters: Sybel Lloyd, Effie Rice and Lucy Waltrip, all of Monett; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, George Schaffer; and two sisters, Mary Waltrip and Dorothy Williams.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, with Rev. Arnold Ray Evans officiating. Burial was be at Monett IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements were under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.