Eloise Mildred Casebeer

Eloise Mildred Casebeer, 98, of Mountain Grove, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

She was born on April 25, 1913 in Dykes, Missouri, near Upton, the daughter of Charles Monroe Campbell and Iva (Stottlemyre) Campbell.

Eloise grew up in the Upton area and graduated from high school in Houston, Missouri, then attended teachers’ college in Springfield. She taught school for several years in one-room schoolhouses before her marriage.

She was united in marriage to Calvin Edgar (Casey) Casebeer on January 7, 1939 in Baxter County, Arkansas, and lived on their farm near Mountain Grove, Missouri, for the next 73 years until her passing.

Eloise most enjoyed spending time outside on her farm and also playing cards, dominos, and Scrabble with her family and many friends and neighbors. She wrote poetry from an early age and continued throughout her life and documented her love for her farm in a most memorable poem called “Wonder Valley Farm.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Casey; her brother, Doris Campbell; and her sister, Iretta McMurtrey.

She is survived by her brother, Delmer Campbell, and many loving nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, many friends, neighbors, and Scrabble/card/domino-playing buddies.

She will be missed by all who knew her.

A memorial visitation was held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the funeral chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri.

Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.

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