Delphia Carter, 95

Delphia Carter, 95

Funeral services for Delphia Carolyn Carter, 95, of Ozark, formerly of Bakersfield, were held Feb. 2, 2018, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Mrs. Carter died Jan. 29 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

She was born Feb. 9, 1922, at Elijah, the daughter of Ben and Edna Grisham Hardin. After graduating from Bakersfield High School, she married her sweetheart, Waco Carter, on May 20, 1942, at Pottersville. She moved with her soldier husband to his military base in Tampa, Florida, where they resided until his deployment to the European front during World War II. While he was away, she lived with her parents in Elijah and her parents-in-law in Udall. After the war, the Carters made their home in Bakersfield, where Mrs. Carter was a full-time homemaker and mother of two children. Eventually, they moved to a farm on the North Fork of the White River near Dawt, where they farmed and resided until they retired and moved to Nixa. 

Mrs. Carter loved gardening, raising flowers, cooking and hand crafts. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.

She is survived by two children, Waco Carter Jr. and wife Monika of Merritt Island, Florida, and Kathy McFarland and husband Jerry of Ozark; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Luella McCoy and Joyce Fravel; and three brothers, Elvis, Eldon and Joe Hardin.

Burial was in the Bakersfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bakersfield Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.

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