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The Carthage Press
  • Fern McCurry

  • Fern McCurry, 96, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Carthage, passed away on Sept. 15, 2013 at James River Care Center, Springfield.
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  • Fern McCurry, 96, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Carthage, passed away on Sept. 15, 2013 at James River Care Center, Springfield. 
    Mrs. McCurry was born Sept. 11, 1917 in Seymour, Mo., to William Denney and Goldie Ann Fleetwood Denney. She married James B. McCurry in Carthage in 1939.  She was proud of their 64-year marriage and the family they built together.  
    She had many jobs as a younger woman, but the job she loved was being a homemaker for her husband Jim and son, Bruce.  
    She was a positive person and constantly encouraged her loved ones. She was interested in her family and liked telling visitors what they were doing. She loved her family and her family loved her.  
    She was a steadfast friend to many. She enjoyed her long membership in the First Baptist Church of Carthage.
    She is survived by her son, Bruce McCurry and wife Vicki, Springfield; two grandsons, Kyle McCurry and wife, Erin, Leawood, Kan., and Jeff McCurry and wife, Crissy, Nixa; four great-grandsons, Evan, Ben, Will and Conner McCurry; six nieces and nephews, Charla Boodry, Donna Parsons, Sharon Corley, Jona Huffman, Carolyn McCurry and Charles Buhl; special friends, Dennis and Katsy Erwin and family and Freeda Martin.  
    She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Gene and Raymond Denney and a sister, Bea Hood.
    The family extends thanks to her caregivers at Culpepper Place, Mercy Hospital and James River Care Center, who attended to her with compassion.
    A visitation will be held from 10–10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m.  
    Dr. S. Ray Crews will officiate.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage. Memorial gifts are suggested to the donor’s charity of choice.  
    Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage, Mo.
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