Elizabeth Alberta Arrington Fosdick Janssen, age 82, departed this life Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
Alberta was born March 4, 1930, in El Centro, Calif. The daughter of the late Albert and Covellia (Thomas) Arrington.
Alberta married Jack Fosdick Jan. 19, 1950. He preceded her in death on March 7, 1969.
Alberta then married Don Janssen April 25, 1974. He survives.
Alberta attended the Alba Christian Church and was a faithful servant of the Lord. She enjoyed reading, knitting and flower gardening.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Don Janssen, Joplin, Mo.; children, Fred Fosdick and wife, Vickie, Carthage, Mo., Terry Ingram and husband, Chuck, Joplin; Dale Janssen and wife, Peg, Joplin, Dana Bunn and husband, Greg and Eric Janssen and wife, Nancy, Webb City, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Jack Fosdick; brother, Donald Arrington; and sister, Madeline Wilson. She will be missed by all.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Alba Christian Church. Roger Haffelquist will officiate. Burial will follow the service in Oronogo Cemetery, Oronogo, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefer gifts to be made to the Alba Christian Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Mortuary, Webb City.