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Audrey Carney Webb
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1908
Cape Fair
Stone County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 2003
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

♦•`*•✿◕✿•*΄IN MEMORY OF`*•✿◕✿•*΄•♦

Audrey Carney Webb
Pruitt Lamb Wilson Bevins

06 March 1908 - 16 April 2003

♦•`*•✿◕✿•*΄REST IN PEACE`*•✿◕✿•*΄•♦


Audrey was the DAUGHTER of:
FATHER - Calvin Carney; and,
MOTHER - Maude (Johnston) Carney

She had two siblings:
(1) Leander Burton 'Lee' Carney
(2) Edna Elizabeth (Carney) Henson Steele


The Joplin Globe
Published: 2003-04-21


Audrey Carney-Webb

Audrey Carney-Webb, the last remaining survivor of the ever popular historical area located in Kimberling City, which was made famous in Harold Bell Wright's novel, "The Shepherd of the Hills," passed from this life into eternal rest April 16, 2003 at the young age of 96.

Ms. Carney-Webb, a native of Stone County, Mo., spent her entire life in both Stone and Barry Counties, living her life to the fullest. Ms. Carney-Webb was born March 6, 1908, the daughter of the late Calvin Carney and Maude Johnston-Carney of Cape Fair, Mo. Audrey's late uncle, Homer C. Johnston, and his wife, Suzie Morrill-Johnston, both inspired Harold Bell Wright to cast them as the central characters of his world-famous book, "The Shepherd of the Hills." Many of the passages of this famous book were taken out of the real daily life events of the Johnston and Morrill families.

On August 6, 1926, Audrey Carney joined hands in marriage to Frank Webb in Purdy, Mo., where they resided for the next 37 years, until his passing June 8, 1963.

Frank Webb operated a used car agency.

Frank and Audrey were blessed with six children who remained in the local area and established their family presence by being involved in many area businesses of their own: Norma Alice Webb-Burtrum of Burtrum Brothers Motor Company; Oral Allen Webb of Webb Equipment Company, Joplin, Mo.; Jack Lawton Webb of Jack Lawton Webb Convention Center; Gale Lavern Webb of Webb Transportation; and Naomi Anita Webb of Stonegate Glass Chapel, Branson, Mo.

Her son, Loren Lee Webb of Webb Trucking, Purdy, Mo., preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Lee E. Carney, San Antonio, Texas and Oklahoma City, who had one son, Michael L. Carney, who has the first bachelor's degree in funeral service education in the world (1966), and his daughter, Megan Laurayne Carney, both of Oklahoma City.

Also surviving is her sister, Edna Henson, who has three children, of Boise, Idaho.

Audrey's pride and joy was the unconditional love she shared with all of her 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Grandchildren include her grandsons, Joe Allen Webb, Donnie Webb, Mike Webb, Jimmy Webb, Tim Webb, Gary Dean Mitchell, Frankie Lee Webb, and Joe Burtrum Jr., and her granddaughters, Audrey A. Burtrum-Stanley, Felicia Webb-Joines, Melissa Webb-Snow, Cindy Mitchell-Renshaw, and Linda Mitchell-Winslow. One grandson, Rusty Webb, preceded her in death.

Audrey was Purdy's oldest citizen, living there longer than any other person. She was a seamstress who was commissioned to make several of her neighbors' burial dresses. She was very civic minded and insisted that her family take part in anything to better the community and themselves. She was loved, respected and admired for her constant Christian walk with the Lord. Audrey was involved in many community and civic projects, including serving as past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. She had also kept a diary since 1933 that included history of her family, Purdy, Mo. and the surrounding area.

Graveside services will be held at Purdy Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday, and will be conducted by her granddaughter's husband, Greg Snow, pastor of First Baptist Church, Diamond, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.

The Joplin Globe
Published: 2003-04-21


United States Social Security Death Index

Audrey W Bivens

First Name: Audrey
Middle Name: W
Last Name: Bivens
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 6 March 1908
Death Date: 16 April 2003
Estimated Age at Death: 95

Social Security Number: DELETED
Place of Issuance: Missouri
Last Residence: Joplin, Jasper, Missouri
Zip Code of Last Residence: 64803


United States Census, 1940

Name: Audry Webb
Titles & Terms:
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Purdy, Purdy Township, Barry, Missouri, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 32
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race (Standardized): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Wife
Birthplace: Missouri
Estimated Birth Year: 1908
Residence in 1935: Same Place

Enumeration District Number: 5-29
Family Number: 57
Sheet Number and Letter: 3A
Line Number: 14
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 2083
Digital Folder Number: 005460018
Image Number: 00546

Household Gender Age Birthplace

13. Head Frank Webb M 39 1901 Missouri
14. Wife Audry Webb F 32 1908 Missouri
15. Dau. Norma Alice Webb F 14 1926 Missouri
16. Son Oral Allen Webb M 12 1928 Missouri
17. Son Loren Lee Webb M 9 1931 Missouri
18. Son Ethel L Webb M 7 1933 Missouri
19. Son Gale L Webb M 2 1938 Missouri
20. Dau. Noami A Webb F 0 1940 Missouri

Source Citation

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Aug 2012), Audry Webb in household of Frank Webb, Purdy, Purdy Township, Barry, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 5-29, sheet 3A, family 57, NARA digital publication T627, roll 2083.


United States Census, 1930

Name: Audry Webb
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Purdy, Barry, Missouri
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: Missouri
Estimated Birth Year: 1908
Immigration Year:
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri

Enumeration District Number: 0024
Family Number: 36
Sheet Number and Letter: 2A
Line Number: 11
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1175
Film Number: 2340910
Digital Folder Number: 4660327
Image Number: 00678

Household Gender Age Birthplace

10. Head Frank Webb M 29 1901 Missouri; Parent's Birthplace: Tennessee
11. Wife Audry Webb F 22 1908 Missouri; Parent's Birthplace: Missouri
12. Dau. Norma E Webb F 4 1926 Missouri
13. Son Oral E Webb M 2 1928 Missouri

Source Citation

"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Aug 2012), Audry Webb in household of Frank Webb, Purdy, Barry, Missouri; citing enumeration district (ED) 0024, sheet 2A, family 36, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1175.


HeritageQuest United States Census, 1920

Series: T625 Roll: 963 HQ Page: 180 Sheet 6A

Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year


Farm #74; 94/95; Lines: 27-31; 12 January 1920

27. CARNEY, Calvin Head O M M W 40 1880 M MO IL MO Farmer
28. ------, Maud Wife F W 30 1870 M MO MO TX
29. ------, Audra Dau. F W 11 1909 S MO MO MO
30. ------, Leander B. Son M W 10 1910 S MO MO MO
31. ------, Edna E. Dau. F W 7 1913 S MO MO MO

I didn't find them in census.


United States Census, 1910

Name: Audrey Carney
Birthplace: Missouri
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Residence: Shell Knob, Barry, Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race : White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Family Number: 80
Page Number: 13

Household Gender Age Birthplace

SELF Calvin Carney M 31y 1879 Missouri; Parent's Birthplace: United States
WIFE Maud Carney F 22y 1888 Missouri; Father's Birthplace: Missouri; Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
DAU Audrey Carney F 2y 1908 Missouri
SON Lee B Carney M 0y 5m 1910 Missouri

Source Citation

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Aug 2012), Audrey Carney in household of Calvin Carney, Shell Knob, Barry, Missouri; citing sheet 13B, family 80, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374780.


Family links: 
  Calvin Carney (1879 - 1952)
  Maude Johnston Carney (1888 - 1969)
  Frank Webb (1902 - 1963)*
  Alfred Bivens (1906 - 1996)*
  Oral Allen Webb (1927 - 2006)*
  Loren Lee Webb (1930 - 1982)*
  Jack Lawton Webb (1932 - 2003)*
  Audrey Carney Webb (1908 - 2003)
  Edna Elizabeth Carney Steele (1912 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Purdy Cemetery
Barry County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Orlena
Originally Created by: Ann Day
Record added: Apr 24, 2003
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- Kat
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014
In memory of Audrey Ann's grandmother; "Generations pass like leaves fall from our family tree. Each season new life blossoms and grows benefiting from the strength and experience of those who went before."
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