Charlotte Ann Terry, 92


Graveside funeral services for Charlotte Ann Terry, 92, of Joplin, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, at Price Place Cemetery in Oakland, Arkansas. A visitation will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Parker Mortuary in Joplin. 

She died Feb. 14. Charlotte was born on Jan. 30, 1932, in Albany, Missouri, to Lester Steele and Lena (Collins) Steele. 

She married Travis Terry on Feb. 29, 1948. They were married 66 years until his death Dec. 10, 2014.

Charlotte loved her family and prayed over them continually. Her hugs gave warmth and comfort. Her smile was contagious, and she was always quick with a joke or a story. Charlotte enjoyed celebrating life’s milestones by baking for her family and others and gathering her loved ones in her home. She loved spending time studying the Bible, singing hymns, quilting, sewing, gardening, visiting and having a cup of tea.

Charlotte devoted her life to the Lord through prayer and service. She served her church as a pastor’s wife, Sunday School teacher and many other church roles and volunteer work. Her unwavering faith will continue to resonate within the hearts of those who are left behind as she left a legacy of love, service, and hospitality.

Survivors include one brother, James “Jim” Steele of Wichita, Kansas; children: Darrell and Janey Terry of Webb City, Keivan and Gail Terry of Jacksonville, Florida, Greg and Julie Terry of Springfield, Gayla Beaver of Springfield and Gretta and Robert Hembree of Joplin; grandchildren: Kendall Terry, Randy Terry, Kristi Newby, Rhonda Terry, Marti Terry, Eric Terry, Cole Terry, Tiffany Terry Robertson, Emily Beaver, Eian Beaver, Ethan Isaac Beaver, Eli Beaver, Preston Hembree and Brady Hembree; 14 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews who loved her dearly; and a special cousin she considered as a sister, Mary Alice Poole, of Seymour.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother John F. “Speedy” Steele, her husband Travis Terry and a son Byron Terry.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Charlotte and entrusted to the mortuary. For more information, call the mortuary at 417-623-4321.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

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