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Graveside services for Georgia Mearline Gantt, 83, Willow Springs, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2021, at Oak Lawn Cemetery with Reverend Frank Mulford officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.

She was born the daughter of the late Harold Harbeston and Beulah Bell Harbeston, on June 13, 1937 in West Plains, Missouri and died June 5, 2021 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage in 1953 in Leprag, Canada to James Lee Gantt, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by two children, Steve Gantt and wife Vicki, Thayer, Missouri and Lisa Andrews and husband, Danny, Pomona, Missouri; three brothers, Don Kight, Pomona, Missouri, Roger Kight, West Plains, Missouri, and Clifford Kight and wife, Carroll, West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Kaye Moore and husband John, Rogers, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Monica Summers and husband, Joe, Bakersfield, Missouri, Lawren Dupler and husband, Brandon, Moody, Missouri, Jamey Andrews and wife Jessica, Pomona, Missouri, and Cory Andrews and friend, Autumn Freeman, Pomona, Missouri; eight great grandchildren, Eli Andrews, Pomona, Missouri, Karsyn Perryman, Bakersfield, Missouri, Body Perryman, Bakersfield, Missouri, Colt Perryman, Bakersfield, Missouri, Jake Summers, Bakersfield, Missouri, Farrah Summers, Bakersfield, Missouri, Drew Dupler, Moody, Missouri, and Marley Dupler, Moody, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James Lee Gantt. She loved to camp, fish, travel, go to flea markets and was the #1 NASCAR fan. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Beverly Pliler
    June 8, 2021 @ 3:06 pm

    Lisa, Steven and siblings: So sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of Mearline ( I always called her Pert). I have known her all my life, some of my earliest memories are of her coming to visit our grandmother, Grandma Bell. That was always a fun time and it was the first time I had ever eaten Hungarian goulash! Pert got the old woodstove going and started cooking. I loved it when she and Jim moved back to West Plains, I was all grown up then and it was still a treat to sit and listen to her tell stories, she had them to tell. HAHA

    I will always treasure getting to come to her 70th birthday party! Lisa, thank you so much for inviting me. I know she will be greatly missed by all of you. My prayers will be that God gives you comfort and strength.

    I will be out of town at the time of her services, but will be thinking of you all.

    Love and Prayers, Beverly Parrott Pliler

  2. Debbie (Cope) Knapp
    June 8, 2021 @ 7:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  3. Mark Ford
    June 10, 2021 @ 6:22 pm

    Steven & Lisa ( & family) Extending my sincerest condolences to you in your loss. Respectfully