Thelma L. Halbert, Jan. 25, 1923 — June 7, 2012, of Frostproof, Fla.

Saturday, June 16, 2012 | 6:41 p.m. CDT; updated 2:50 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thelma L. Halbert of Frostproof, Florida, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012, at her residence due to heart failure.

She was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Boone County, Missouri, to the late Ora and Abbie (Griffin) Ankrom; she moved to Frostproof, Florida, from Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, in 1985.

Thelma was retired from the University of Missouri, a longtime member of the Grandview Baptist Church in Centralia, Missouri, and the First Baptist Church in Frostproof, Florida. She enjoyed singing in the choir, yard work and traveling.

Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. Halbert, in 2009 and her son, Anthony “Tony” Halbert, in 1995.

Survivors include her son, Buddie J. Halbert and his wife, Relda, of Tallahassee, Florida; a sister, Mary Grace Kircher of New Franklin, Missouri; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the funeral service at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., in Columbia, Missouri. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Grandview Baptist Church, 8300 N. Route Z, Centralia, MO 65240.

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