The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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April 24, 2014

Alma "Mora" Terry

JOPLIN, Mo. — Alma "Mora" Terry, 90, of Joplin, Mo., departed this life peacefully on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Mora was born on April 30, 1923, to the union of Thomas Frank and Ella Irene Coulter. She did secretarial and clerical work for several businesses in St. Louis and California. She enjoyed reading, pro football and discussing anything that was important to you. Mora played in the Joplin Symphony Orchestra in the 1950s, which was conducted by her father.

Her husband, Robert Terry, preceded her in death in 1985.

She was the loving mother to five children, David Lawrence DeTar, of Joplin, Diane Marie Farrington, of Lee's Summitt, Mo., Susan Elizabeth DeTar, of Lake Geneva, Ill., Jean Ann DeTar, of Redwood City, Calif., and Rebecca Lee Strong, who preceded her in death. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Theodore Coulter, of Diamond, Mo.

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, Sarcoxie, Mo.

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