Freda Irene McKee Carter, 74, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at her home in Houston.
She was born June 26, 1937, in Newton, Iowa, daughter of George and Becky Dees McKee. She and Vearn were married April 21, 1955.
She loved to crochet, quilt and scrapbook. She completed a quilt for each of her sons and grandchildren. She enjoyed her family and hosting them for dinner.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Lorene and Judy.
Survivors her husband of 57 years Vearn, of Houston; six sons, Oscar of Booneville, David of Success, Steve of Slater, Harvey of Success, Randy of West Plains and Gary of New Haven; a brother, Gene McKee of Success; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The body was cremated under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. No services are planned.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansfh.com.