She was born September 9, 1925, in Blythesville, Arkansas, the daughter of William Wheat and Ollie Epperson Wheat. She worked as a beautician in Fort Scott for many years and loved being with people. She was a member of Community Christian Church. She will be remembered as a wonderful cook who loved her family.
Gypsy is survived by her husband, Frank, of the home; son, Shawn Hereford and wife Dixie, Houston, TX; daughter, Becky Canaday, Towanda, KS; brother, Joe Wheat, Pittsburg, KS; five grandchildren, Evan and Cory Schenkel, Harmony Harts, Mary Beth Jennings, and Shane Jennings; and one great-grandchild, Presli Harts. She was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin Wheat, and a sister, Sheryl Smith.
Funeral services for Gypsy Hereford will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2007, at the Community Christian Church, with Rev. Kevin Moyers officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel, and Monday at Community Christian Church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Frank and Gypsy Hereford Memorial Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS, 66701. Words of sympathy can be emailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.