Thursday, November 5, 2009

Marzell C. Balmas, 97, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Monett Health Care.

She was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Jenkins, to Jim and Ella (Henson) Stockton. She was united in marriage to Alvin A. Balmas on Dec. 27, 1930. He preceded her in death.

She retired from Jumping-Jacks Shoe and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include: a son, Larry Balmas, of Monett; a daughter, Carole Barnett, of Springfield; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Friday at Waldensian Cemetery with Don Deffenbaugh officiating.

Memorial donations can be made to breast cancer research.

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