Thursday, November 26, 2009

Barbara C. Fenske, 66, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, in Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett.

She was born Jan. 29, 1943, in Barry County, the daughter of William "Bill" and Maleta "Pat" (Bishop) Center. She was united in marriage to Braxton Gray and to this union one son was born. Later she married Paul Fenske.

Survivors include: her son, Jason Gray, of Purdy; her mother, Pat Center, of Joplin; one sister, Katherine "Kathy" Wilkerson, of Joplin; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Center, on May 20, 2009.

She grew up and received her education in Aurora, where she graduated from high school. For 20 years, she was employed at First State Bank as a secretary. She was a member of New River Family Fellowship Church.

Funeral services were held Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Charlie Brown conducted the services. Burial was at Clio Cemetery, Jenkins.

Contributions may be made to New River Family Fellowship Church or American Cancer Society.

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