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Loura Ann (Branstetter) Ford

Loura Ann (Branstetter) Ford was born August 16, 1936, in Mountain Grove, Missouri, to Preston and Tassie (Ballard) Branstetter. She departed this life on January 9, 2015 at 4:20 p.m., surrounded by family and friends.

She was married to Kendall Ford on August 6, 1961, and had their beautiful daughter, Jill (Ford) Sisk, on October 18, 1967.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Tassie Branstetter; two unborn children; two sisters, Virginia and Frankie; three brothers, Arby, Preston Jr., and Billy Joe.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Kendall Ford; her daughter, Jill Sisk and husband Roby; her grandson Tyler Bailey and granddaughter Elayna Sisk; one sister, Rutha Altis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Loura Ford loved children, having been a schoolteacher for 35 years. She was loved and admired by her students and co-workers alike. Besides her family, her other great love was her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All who knew Loura knew her love of Jesus and her great and faithful witness for the Lord.

Loura had an infectious laugh, and bold spirit, that emanated in her loving heart.

Memorials may be made to the Loura Ford Memorial Fund, c/o Progressive Ozark Bank, 1460 S. Sam Houston Blvd., Houston, MO 65483.

Services were held Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Ozark Baptist Church with Rev. Gordon Rhodes and Pastor Todd Haley officiating. Pallbearers were Curtis Hubbs, Ryan Kell, Roger Tune, Mike Daniels, Ryan Harper, Roger Maxwell and Bob Rasmussen. Burial was in Providence Cemetery, Cabool, Missouri, under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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