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Lyndall Fern Bridges
Lyndall Fern Bridges

Funeral services for Lyndall Fern Bridges, 80, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, West Plains with Reverend David Ball officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Dalton Ball and Thelma Collins Ball, on May 29, 1933 in Moody, Missouri and died October 5, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage December 2, 1950 in Salem, Arkansas to Junior Bridges.

She is survived by three children, Kelly Bridges and wife Debbie, Pomona, Missouri, LaDonna Bridges, Boston, Massachusetts, and James Gregory Bridges and wife Leslie, Noblesville, Indiana; six grandchildren, AmeeĀ  Minge and husband Justin, West Plains, Missouri, Rory Bridges and wife Lexi, Nixa, Missouri, Caitlin Hoffman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Taylor Hoffman, Boston, Massachusetts, Madeline Bridges, Noblesville, Indiana, and Olivia Bridges, Noblesville, Indiana; four great grandchildren, Ethan Minge, West Plains, Missouri, Anna Minge, West Plains, Missouri, Aven Bridges, Nixa, Missouri, and Paxton Bridges, Nixa, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and one son, Terry Bruce Bridges.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in West Plains, Missouri. She had a Daycare Center for many years. Throughout the years she had touched and molded many young lives in our community. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and friend to many, and will be sadly missed by all.

The family acknowledges the tender loving care given by Barbara Higgins, Diana Stokes, and Jackie Engman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

Burial will be in Mt. Calm Cemetery, Fulton County, Arkansas, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Jennifer Mead
    October 7, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    Loved Lyndall Fern! Love all of you!
    Jenny Kim

  2. Brent Darr
    October 7, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    Dear Kelly, Debbie, and family, Donna and girls, Greg and Family and the many, many families she reached through the years of daycare and all friends through her lifetime of reaching out to others.

    I am praying for you all. I wish I could attend the funeral or family night but I have to work I will always cherish all the fun times we had with Lyndall. She quite often stayed overnight at our house to catch a plane the next day and one time I will never forget she missed the flight OH MY she couldn’t believe it. She was tons of fun. I also miss my favorite Uncle Dalton and Aunt Thelma

    Love to all of you

    Brent Darr

    PLEASE EMAIL ME SOMETIME Brent Darr @ mchsi.com

  3. Sharon (Tandy) Gaston
    October 7, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    I heard of your mama’s passing at church. It actually hurt my heart. Lyndall was such a special person and such a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She made a difference to so many lives in this area. I will always feel blessed to have known Lyndall and call her my friend.

    All of this said, there has to be a happy reunion with her loved ones in Heaven. Much love, laughter, and homecoming. God has had her in the palm of his hands, always. Love to all of you.

  4. Kim(Kissinger)Nolen
    October 8, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    Kelly,LaDonna,Greg and family
    I was heart broken to hear of Lyndall’s passing
    She meant the world to me and I could of
    never thanked her enough for loving Amie
    like she did.
    We talk about her often and Amie always
    kept me updated on how she was. She will
    be missed so much. Love and prayers to you all.

  5. Debby (Wray) L0v1ns
    October 9, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    Kelly, Donna, Greg and families, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a special lady and I have such fond memories of summer visits. She would always make me feel welcome…what was one more kid in the house:) One of my favorite recipes is Angel Crisps which I got from her. As sad as her passing leaves us, she is reunited with Jr., Bruce, her parents and I know that my mom is SO very happy to see her! We know that all is well…and we will see her again!