Thursday, July 8, 2010

Frances Louise Deffenbaugh, 65, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010, in Regency Hospital of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.

She was born Sept. 4, 1944, in Great Falls, Mont., the daughter of John Henry and Jessie Mae (Jones) Creamer. On Aug. 25, 1963, near Diamond, she was united in marriage to Wayne Dale Deffenbaugh, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Bob Deffenbaugh and his wife, Lisa, of Cassville; one daughter, Charlotte Guilliams and her husband, Doug, of Siloam Springs, Ark.; four brothers, Ernie Creamer and his wife, Chris, of Monett, John Creamer and his wife, Louise, of Massachusetts, Mike Creamer and his wife, Valerie, of New Jersey, and David Creamer and his wife, Patti, of Cassville; and four grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Judy Sprinkles.

She received much of her education in Bloomfield, N.M. During her sophomore year, she moved to Ritchey, where she attended Midway High School, graduating in 1962. For two years, she and Wayne resided in Henderson, Tenn., where she attended one year of college at Freed-Hardeman University. For 12 and a half years, they lived in Lebanon, and she worked for the Juvenile Court of Laclede County five years. In 1984, they moved to Cassville to make their home. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a long time member of TOPS. She also taught painting classes in Lebanon and Cassville. Every Christmas, each family member received a hand-painted ornament from her for their tree.

Funeral services were held Saturday in Mill Street Church of Christ, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Walter Buchanan and Nathan Honneycutt conducted the services. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.

Contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children's Home in her memory.

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