The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


May 23, 2012

Beetress Webber


Beetress Webber, age 76, of Commerce, Okla., passed away May 21, 2012, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, Okla.

She was born on July 23, 1935, in Rock Springs, Ark., the daughter of Clyde Earl and Essie M. (Sutterfield) Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Larry Webber; one brother, Earl Smith; and one sister, Sue Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Pastor William Webber; a daughter, Sherry Barlow and her husband, Prem, of Clarinda, Iowa; one son, Allen Webber and his wife, Stephanie, of Adrian, Mo.; a half-brother, Tom Smith and his wife, Vicki, of Clinton, Mo.; stepson, Sam Edwards, of Miami, Okla.; and four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Beetress Webber will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, at First Assembly of God Church in Commerce, Okla., with Pastor Howie Moss, officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. Interment will be held in Lowell Cemetery in Lowell, Kan. Pallbearers will be Allen Webber, Prem Barlow, Eddie Webber, Adrian Barlow, Tony Webber and Nick Ethridge.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

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