Funeral Services for Inez York Oliver, 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Dr. Neal Myers and Pastor Jerry Arnold officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
She was born the daughter of the late Homer Hammond and Ruby Jackson Hammond, on May 8, 1927 in Melbourne, Arkansas and died July 1, 2011 in West Plains, Missouri.
She was married to Fred York, who preceded her in death in 1971. She later married Dwight Oliver, who also preceded her in death in 2006.
She is survived by two children, Leon (Keaka) York, West Plains, and Brenda (Robert) Lipper, West Plains; three daughters-in-law, Diana Arnold, Marshall, Arkansas, Rosalie York, West Plains, and Janice Engles, Bakersfield, Missouri; sister, Dema Davis, Bend, Oregon; sister-in-law, Treva Hammond, West Plains; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sons, Donald York and Fred York; six brothers, Carnie Hammond, Travis Hammond, Desmond Hammond, Dale Hammond, Neal Hammond, and Dallas Hammond; two sisters, Cliffie Staggs and Mildred Maguffee, and one grandson, Mike York.
She had been a member of West 160 Church of Christ since childhood. She was employed with International Shoe Factory for several years. Her love was music. She was an avid pianist. She played with a band, The Country Travelers, for many years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Moody Cemetery or Three Rivers Hospice and can be left at the funeral home.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2011 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Burial will be in Moody Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.