The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 4, 2014

Pauline "Dell" Renfro

GRANBY, Mo. — Pauline (Dell) Renfro, 91, Granby, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Granby, surrounded by her family, after a long illness.

Pauline was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Exeter, Mo., to the late William and Ada (Pinkley) Dell. She had 10 brothers and sisters, all of whom are deceased. Pauline was educated in Exeter Schools and married the love of her life, Robert Lewis Renfro in 1939, while he was working with Company 1713 Civilian Conservation Corps, building Roaring River State Park in Cassville, Mo.

Robert preceded Pauline in death on Dec. 5, 1987.

Pauline and Bob were active in Tulsa Bowling Clubs, Dance Clubs, MNO Club, University of Oklahoma Extension and holidays at their Lake House at Hudson Lake with friends and family.  Pauline returned to the Granby area in August, 1999 from Tulsa.

Pauline leaves behind a large, loving family. She is the mother, of Judith Marlene Carter and her husband, Jerry, Granby, Robert Michael Renfro and his wife, Janet and Ted Renfro and his wife, Debbie, all of Tulsa, Okla. Grandmother, of Karen and husband, Jack Davis, Fayetteville, Ark., Susan White and husband, Brian, Houston, Texas, Judy Weaver and husband, Charlie, Neosho, Jennifer Swift, Joplin, Rob Renfro and wife, Stephanie and Becky Zenher and husband, Tim, all of Tulsa, Scott Renfro and wife, Jill, Owasso, Okla., Chad Renfro and wife, Tina, Collinsville, Okla. and Carrie Batson and husband, David, Broken Arrow, Okla.; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Granby, Russ Johnson will officiate. Interment will be in the Granby Cemetery and grandsons, Scott Renfro, Chad Renfro, Rob Renfro, Jack Davis, Charlie Weaver, Brian White, David Batson, Tim Zehner, Tyler Martin and Don Moffett will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be A. J. Franks, Wade Schilling, Clint Wyatt, Blake Batson and Colin Tevebaugh.

Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Granby on Wed. from noon until 5 p.m. the family will receive friends Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church prior to the service.

Contributions in memory of Pauline may be made to the First Baptist Church Granby General Fund, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 26, Granby, MO.

Services under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.

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