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Irma Leta Tisdale Box
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1923
Dodson
Collingsworth County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 2011
Early
Brown County
Texas, USA

Obituary from the Brownwood Bulletin, Wednesday, November 23, 2011.

Funeral services for Irma Leta Box will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, in the Littlefield Memorial Park at Littlefield, Texas.

Mrs. Box passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Early, Texas. She was born March 13, 1923, in Dodson, Texas, to R.L. and Nora Smith Tisdale. She was married to Hershel J. Barker in 1940. Irma moved to Brownwood in 1968. She served at the Heart of Texas Baptist Encampment for a number of years where she was popular for her homemade rolls. She was a life long member of the Baptist Church. She was a member of the Salt Creek Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School and played the piano for a number of years. Irma was also active in the WMU. She played the piano for a gospel group that she and her husband were members of called the "Sounds of Gospel."

February 1, 1997, she was married to Ray Box in Bangs, Texas. After Rev. Box retired from serving his church as pastor, he and Irma started a rest home ministry in Brownwood, Texas, where they served for a number of years.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Box; two sons, Jimmy and Bobby Barker; and five grandchildren, Victoria Pino, Stephanie Crownover, Bradley Barker, Amy Hartman and Cory Anderson. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eureta Swanner and Lenora Massey; and one brother, Johnny Tisdale.

Irma was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Barker and one daughter, Janice Anderson. 
 
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 Parents:
  Richmon Lycurgus Tisdale (1887 - 1981)
  Lenora "Nora" Mae Smith Tisdale (1890 - 1969)
 
 Spouses:
  Hilbert Ray Box (1923 - 2012)
  Hershel Barker (1905 - 1993)*
 
 Children:
  Janice Lea Barker Anderson (1950 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ellis Hillary Tisdale (1909 - 1981)*
  Loy O. Tisdale Sherry (1910 - 2008)*
  Clyde Eugene Tisdale (1913 - 2005)*
  Ermon Aristotle Tisdale (1915 - 1952)*
  Alma Lee Tisdale (1917 - 1918)*
  Aubrey Jerrell Tisdale (1918 - 2009)*
  Robin Elmo Tisdale (1921 - 1996)*
  Irma Leta Tisdale Box (1923 - 2011)
  Eureta Tisdale Swanner (1925 - 2016)*
  Richmon Lycurgus Tisdale (1927 - 2003)*
  Billie Rae Tisdale (1930 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Littlefield Memorial Park
Littlefield
Lamb County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Lonnie Massey
Record added: Jun 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92761782
Irma Leta <i>Tisdale</i> Box
Added by: Lonnie Massey
 
Irma Leta <i>Tisdale</i> Box
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Irma Leta <i>Tisdale</i> Box
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I remember those homemade rolls well! RIP, Irma Leta.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 5, 2014
My 4th cousin, God Bless her Soul!
- Richard Tisdale
 Added: Aug. 16, 2012
 
 
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