Delores Fay Vassar, daughter of the late Lyle E. and Oneta (Altis) Colson, was born on February 19, 1943 in Mtn. Grove, Missouri, and departed this life on Thursday, July 17, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri. Delores won her battle over complications of anesthesia only to succumb to MRSA (staph). She was 65 years, four months and 28 days of age.
Delores grew up and attended school in Mtn. Grove and graduated from Mtn. Grove High School in 1961.
She was united in marriage to Donald Richard Vassar on November 26, 1961 in Mtn. Grove. Five children were born to this union. They made their home in Springfield and moved to the Branson, Missouri, area a few years ago. Donald passed away on February 25, 2005.
Delores enjoyed doing ceramics, crocheting and reading in her spare time.
She was a true homemaker and loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. Her grandchildren became the joy of her life. She loved each minute she spent with them. She will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Paul Vassar.
She is survived by one son, Donald Vassar Jr. of Springfield, Missouri; three daughters, Annette Dalton and husband Robert of Taneyville, Missouri, Pamela Dapprich and husband Larry of Branson, and Kerry Morrow and husband James of Walnut Shade, Missouri; three brothers, Kenneth Colson and wife Terry of Dallas, Texas, Vernon Colson and wife Linda of Mumford, Oklahoma, and Larry Colson and wife Susan of Mtn. Grove; ten grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 21, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Ronald Turner officiating. Song selections were “Far Side Banks Of Jordan,” “Amazing Grace,” “Old Rugged Cross,” and “When We All Get To Heaven.” Rhonda Hurtt served as musician. Pallbearers were Rob Dalton, James Morrow, Larry Dapprich, Dusty Dalton, Brett Dalton, Bryce Morrow. Honorary pallbearers were Nicholas Dapprich, Brandt Morrow, and Travis Dalton. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.