|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1955|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 2009|
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~ Obituary from Shelby County Herald, Shelbyville, Shelby, Missouri, Wednesday, January 28, 2009, page 4 ~
Denice Elaine Mefford, 53, Clarence, died Monday, January 26, 2009 at her residence.
Denice was born July 10, 1955, in Hannibal, MO, the daughter of John Richard and Bernice Farrell Bowling. She married Max Mefford on July 12, 1974. He survives. Other survivors include her parents; one brother, Allen Bowling and wife Cheryl, Lentner; two sisters, Tina Oakes, Mexico, and Sheila Kaiser and husband Kieth, Des Moines, IA; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Denice was preceded in death by one sister, Delilah Joy Bowling; her maternal grandparents, Dallas and Leola Farrell; and her paternal grandparents, Clarence and Edna Bowling.
Mrs. Mefford was a member of the Shelbina First Christian Church, the 76er's Home Economics Club, the Shelbina Arts Council, and the Shelby County Democratic Club. She served as the Lentner Township Committee woman on the Democratic Central Committee, and served as treasurer of the Shelby County Senior citizens. She graduated from South Shelby High School in 1973 and worked in the offices of Consolidated Aluminum and Samaritan Memorial Hospital. She was the deputy county clerk for 10 years. Mrs. Mefford held the office of Shelby County Clerk for four years and during that time served on the statewide Database Advisory committee. For the past five years, she had been employed as a bookkeeper for O'Laughlin, Inc. in Shelbina. She enjoyed camping, reading, going to nieces' and nephews' ballgames, cross-stitching, and bowling.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 28, at the Shelbina Christian Church in Shelbina with Jim Bilbro officiating. Burial will be in the Shelbina Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Helping Hands of Clarence, or the Shelbina Christian Church.
John R Bowling (1927 - 2011)
Bernice Farrell Bowling (1931 - 2015)
Denice Elaine Bowling Mefford (1955 - 2009)
Delilah Joy Bowling (1956 - 1974)*
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Record added: Nov 04, 2012
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