Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Esther Margaret Perkins, 97, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville.

She was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Barry County, the daughter of George and Sarah (Baughman) Hooten. On Feb. 24, 1945, in Bentonville, Ark., she was united in marriage to Oran Perkins, who preceded her in death. Others preceded her in death were her parents; four brothers, Deb, Burl, Paul and Curt Hooten; and six sisters, Velma Robyler, Marie Hooten, Bethela Hooten, Grace Lauderdale, Nellie Erwin and Hazel Holcomb.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Black, of Ozark.

She received her education at Independence School and was a lifelong resident of Barry County. She was a homemaker. She was baptized Aug. 12, 1994, at the Seligman Union Sunday School and Church.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at Seligman Cemetery, Seligman, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Charles Lauderdale conducted the services.

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