Bessie Jane Vandivort, 88, daughter of the Rev. George W. and Oma Lucinda Ratterree Scott, was born Dec. 24, 1913, near Huggins. The third of 10 children, she died June 12, 2002, at the home of her son at Edgar Springs following a long illness. She grew up near Huggins and married the Rev. Herbert Steaven Vandivort Feb. 28, 1934. They had three sons, which they raised on the family farm north of Cabool, where the Vandivorts lived for 68 years. Mrs. Vandivort worked along-side her husband on the farm on Highway Z in Texas County as he dairy farmed and pastored area rural churches. She was saved Dec. 28, 1923, at age 10, during a revival with the Rev. Eli Burney. She was baptized by her father two days later. She was a member of the Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church and was a noted prayer warrior. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant brothers; two sisters, Ina Isabelle Edwards and Agnes Smith; and a great-granddaughter. Surviving is her husband of 68 years of the home; three sons, John Mark Vandivort of Noble, Okla., Dan Vandiver of Edgar Springs and Benjamin Vandivort of Cabool; two broth-ers, the Rev. Benjamin Scott of Pocahontas, Ark., and the Rev. Adam Scott of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Leah Mae Postlewaite of Mountain Grove, Mary Halliburton of Pleasant View, Tenn., and Daisy Lindsey of Cabool; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services were June 15 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Mountain Grove with the Rev. Jason Scott, the Rev. Bill Vandivort and the Rev. Max Courtney officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home of Mountain Grove. “

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