Mary Thelma (Carter) Westpheling

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mary Thelma (Carter) Westpheling, 98, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. She was born Aug. 13, 1921, one of 10 children, the daughter of Rev. James Allen Carter and Artie Elizabeth (Cordell) Carter.

She attended rural schools at Muncey, Roaring River and Viola. She married Robert Glen Westpheling in 1938, and moved to the Shell Knob area.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death were two sons, Bonnie Fair Westpheling and Dewey George Westpheling.

Survivors include: her daughter, Barbara Ann Burbridge; daughter-in-law Sandra Westpheling of Des Moines, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 27 great great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 5 at Painter Cemetery in Shell Knob, with Pastor Karty Burbridge officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville.