Neva Lou Fender, 79, of Kennett, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born Feb. 17, 1929, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late Claude Lee and Lucy King Mock, she was a teacher at Kennett Public Schools, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kennett. She was a master gardener, a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and the Heart Association and was with the Democratic Women.
On July 27, 1953, in Rockford, Ill., she married Douglas Fender, who survives.
Survivors also include two sons, Bill Fender, of Sikeston, Mo., and Dale Fender, of Kennett; two daughters, Belinda Fender Engley and husband, Frank, of Columbia, Mo., and Rosy Elmore and husband, John, of Lawrence, Kan.; one brother, Roy Mock and wife, Beth, of San Antonio, Texas, and four grandchildren, Zach and Lacey Elmore and Austin and Bill Fender.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., today, Tuesday, May 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Kennett with the Revs. Gary Carter and Jim Pemberton officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Dave Mock, Mike and Tim Montgomery, Zach Elmore and Austin and Bill Fender.
Memorials may be made to the First Untied Methodist Church in Kennett or to the charity of your choice.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.