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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Freda JoAnn Waldrop was born the daughter of William Maharg and Hattie Smith Maharg on September 24, 1940 in Newark, Ohio and departed this life June 24, 2011 at her home in Gatewood, Missouri at the age of 70 years.

She is survived by her loving partner, Thomas J. Smith of the home in Gatewood, Missouri; one daughter, Nancy Lingenfelter and husband, Dwayne of Ravenden, Arkansas; four grandsons and their families: Brian Bennett and wife, Melissa and their children, Bailey, Lily and Nancy of Couch, Missouri, William Harris and wife, Rachael and their children, William, Audry and Dawson of Thayer, Missouri, Bobby Weingardner of Truman, Arkansas and his daughter, Ashley of Thayer, Missouri and Gregory Waldrop of Arizona; three granddaughters and their families: Tracy Qualls and husband, Tony and their daughter, Megan of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Marcie Mcutchion and husband, Alan and their son, Ryan of Mesa, Arizona and Sonya Vanderburg and her children, Guy and Chelsea of Ohio. She was proud to have an honorary daughter, Ann Baker, her husband, Wayne and their children, Elizabeth, Erika and Daniel as her extended family and two special friends: Dorris Jennings of Myrtle, Missouri and Jewell Gazaway and husband, Glen of Gatewood, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hattie Maharg; her husband, Gene Waldrop; one daughter, Sharon Baumann; two sons, Guy and Ronald Evans and one great-granddaughter, Haley.

JoAnn was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. She was a dedicated homemaker, and excellent cook and was loved by all. She will truly be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Brother Glenn Murray officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, June 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery at Gatewood, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.