Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ethel Evelyn (Roark) Taber 1921-2008

Ethel Evelyn (Roark) Taber was born November 28, 1921 in the Stallman Community of Texas County, MO, to William Jesse Roark and Vesta Ida (Ball) Roark. She passed away June 30, 2008 in Mountain View, MO at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 9 days.

She was united in marriage to Lee Taber with whom she shared 62 wonderful years before his passing. To their union four children were born; Howard Lee, Helen, Dwaine and Glenda.

Preceding her in death are her husband Lee, her parents, Jesse and Vesta Roark, 1 brother Calvin Roark, 5 sisters, Phyllis Roark, Florence House, Opal Grady, Alva Bird and Beluah House, and 1 infant grandson.

Ethel is survived by her children, Howard Lee and wife Jeanne of Mountain View; Helen and husband Duane Givler of Springfield, MO; Dwaine and wife Iris of Kerrville, TX; and Glenda and Rick Hawkins of Mountain View; 1 sister Alice and husband Alvin Wilbanks of Mountain View; 2 brothers-in-law, John Taber and wife Beverly of Garden City, MO; Calvin Taber and wife Jan of Kansas City, MO; 3 sisters-in-law, Verna Woolsey and husband Troy of Mountain View, Connie Morgan and husband Buck of Freeman, MO; and Mary Shirley of Pleasant Hill, MO; 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Ethel’s greatest joy was her family. She loved, worried and was concerned for them all continually. She enjoyed spending time with them, above all else. She missed her loving husband Lee terribly, but is now happy and rejoicing to be with him again.

Services were held Thursday July 3rd, 2008 at 11:00 Am at Oakside Church with Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Interment was in Oakside Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home

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