Isabelle Martha Atterberry, 89, daughter of Silas and Willie Ann (Murrell) Anderson, was born Aug. 5, 1928 in Winnipeg, Mo. She departed this life Nov. 11, 2017, at Texas County Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Oren W. Atterberry; her parents; two brothers, William “Bill” Anderson and Gene Anderson; two sisters, Alleta Scher and Lillian Ralston; and eight half brothers and sisters, Buster, Norman, Sam, and Otis Anderson, Dorothy Wiseman, Delia Anderson, Oma Anderson and Zona Johnson.
Isabelle was a seamstress and enjoyed making clothes and beautiful quilts for her family and friends. She worked at the Tailor Shop in Fort Leonard Wood and later at the H.D. Lee plant in Houston, Mo., where she eventually retired. She enjoyed her flowers, working in the garden, canning and her morning coffee out on the front porch. Most of all, she treasured the many sleepovers and joyful times with her grandchildren who called her Granny Belle.
She accepted the Lord as her Savior early in life and was a faithful member of the Roby Assembly of God Church. She treasured the close relationship she had with her church family.
Isabelle is survived by two step-daughters, Donna McElfresh and husband, Harold, of Bowling Green, Ky., and Judy Reid and husband, Ronnie, of Lebanon, Mo.; one daughter, Peggy Mainer and husband, Tom, of Plato, Mo.; four sons, Gene and wife, Cheryl, of St. Clair, Mo., Lee and wife, Diana, of Plato, Mo., Ronnie and wife, Lynn, of Plato, Mo., and Donald of Bucyrus, Mo.; one brother, James “Ed” Anderson and wife, Thelma, of Lebanon, Mo.; three sisters, Juanita Collier of Springfield, Mo., and Peggy Bowling and Judy Rubles, both of Lebanon, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was a precious mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Isabelle is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Roby Assembly of God Church with Pastor Bob Troutt officiating. Burial was in Long Hollow Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Adrian Atterberry, Lance Atterberry, Aaron Atterberry, Steve McElfresh, Stace McElfresh and Hunter Routh.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Roby Assembly of God Church.