Mrs. Ford was a member of the First Methodist Church in Bell City, Mo., and a resident of rural Advance. She worked as a cook at the Bell City Schools, and was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield and Paramount Hat Company in Advance.
She was united in marriage to Charles Edward Ford on July 22, 1960. Mr. Ford preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1985.
She is survived by two sons, Edward Dean Ford and his wife, Pamela, of Advance, Mo. and Jeffery Allen Ford and his wife, Angela, of Nixa, Mo.; by four sisters, Erna Lee Robertson of Winfield, Mo., Doris L. Carter of Bloomfield, Mo., Linda Lois Christian of Blytheville, Ark., and Gail Barker of Bloomfield, Mo.; by four grandchildren, Michael Walton Ford, Dustin Lee Ford, Michaela Ann Ford and Danielle Nicole Ford; and by one great-grandchild, Desmond L. Engelstad.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Gene Carter.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, from 5 until 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Sue Welborn officiating.
Interment will follow in the Tillman Cemetery near Advance, Mo.