Lamoni Carol Forkner, Richards, Mo., went to join the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at the age of 78.
She was born July 3, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo.; the eldest daughter of the late Leo Calvin Stamps and Flossie Jane Smith Stamps. She married Arch Floyd Forkner on Aug. 6, 1950 in Nevada, Mo., and he survives of the home.
Carol lived in Jerico Springs and Nevada, Mo., in her childhood and the rest of her life in rural Vernon County. She and her husband Arch farmed in the Rinehart area. She was a faithful wife, mother and grandmother. Carol was a member of Community Christian Church, Fort Scott, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, Mission committee treasurer, quilted for underprivileged children, planned 55+ trips, and was very active in all functions of the church.
She was a co-owner of a crop insurance business and helped Arch with his seed business. She had worked for the Soil Conservation Service and the Extension Office in Nevada, Mo. She also helped with the Rinehart 4-H Club for many years.
Carol is survived by Arch, her husband of 57 years; one daughter, Sherrie Davidson and her husband Craig, Broken Arrow, Okla.; one son, Tim Forkner and his wife Tammy, Richards, Mo.; three grandsons, Pastor Daniel Davidson and his wife Bethany, Springfield, Ore., Nathan Forkner and his wife Ashley, Richards, Mo., and Peter Davidson, Broken Arrow, Okla.; two granddaughters, Rebekah Terry and her husband Chris, Tulsa, Okla., and Christy Witt and her husband Phil, Purdy, Mo.; six great-grandchildren, Josiah and Elijah Davidson, Miranda Terry, and Mason Forkner, and two to be born in 2008; one sister Bonnie Brady, Tulsa, Okla., and one nephew, Jeff Dahmer, Georgetown, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at the Community Christian Church, Fort Scott, with Kevin Moyer, Gary Reed, and Leon Weece officiating. Interment will follow in National Cemetery, Fort Scott. Friends may call now and until 10 a.m. Friday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo., and the family receives friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Fort Scott Community Christian Church Missions Fund in India for E.K. Duraiji in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.
Obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.