Ernest Edward Forbes, 79, of Monett passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Benchmark Healthcare of Monett.
He was born July 23, 1933, in Kankakee, Ill., the son of Ed and Nina Pearl Forbes. On Sept. 27, 1951, he was united in marriage to Mabel Louise Allen, who preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2005. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Julius Forbes.
Survivors include: one son, Ernest James Forbes and his wife, Lourdes, of Monett; two daughters, Betty Billings and her husband, James (Jim), of Purcell, and Linda Brokob and her husband, Carl, Jr., of Webb City; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He lived in the Joplin area several years. He was head of maintenance for economic security in the old Freeman Hospital and was employed as a custodian for Missouri Southern State University. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
Graveside services were held Saturday at Union Cemetery, Stella, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Kenneth Miner conducted the services.
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