Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mrs. B. Louise Nivens, 90, of Monett, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009. She was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Cassville, the daughter of Walter and Alice "McIntosh" Jackson. She was united in marriage to Harrison Nivens on Oct. 23, 1937, in Baxter Springs, Kan.

She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Monett.

Survivors include: one daughter, Pat Ellyett, of Holiday Island, Ark.; one sister, Maudie Moenkhoff, of Joplin; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Carl Nivens, and one sister, Margaret Ragan.

Funeral services were held Friday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett with Rev. Doyle Russell officiating. Burial was at Monett I.O.O.F.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in Monett in care of the funeral home.

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