Elsie “Alene” Vawter (nee Goodman) of Sullivan, Missouri was born on Friday, July 4, 1924 in Kings Mill, Arkansas to James David and Ona Rena Jones Goodman and passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the age of 95 years, 11 months and 25 days.
Alene married William Oliver Vawter on September 19, 1942 in Hardy, Arkansas.
Alene and Bill leased the Motorport Restaurant and Gas station for many years in Hardy, Arkansas.
Alene worked in many different factories in her adult life. She was a very kind and sweet lady and a dedicated, committed worker. She was a faithful Christian and a member of the Lasting Hope Assembly of God Church in Bourbon, Missouri where she taught Sunday School.
She loved cooking and helping at the church dinners. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and especially making pies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ona Goodman; husband, William Oliver Vawter; sons, Harold Vawter and Mark Vawter; sisters, Willene Kary, Ola Snow and Maxine Helms; and brother, Donald Goodman.
She is survived by her children, Lindell (Bonnie) Vawter of Leslie, Missouri, Michael (Judy) Vawter of Taft, Tennessee, Keith (Terri) Vawter of Mansfield, Missouri, Debbie (Jimmie) Anderson of Stanton, Missouri and Kenny (Joanne) Vawter of Houston, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Julie (Gary) Goss of St. Clair, Missouri; brother, Stanley (Kay) Goodman of Cedar Hill, Missouri, sister, Sharon Goodman of St. Charles, Missouri; brother-in-law, Chuck Kary of Winchester, Tennessee; 13 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor James Austin officiating.
Burial was at the Liberty Hill Cemetery at 3 p.m. in Hardy, Arkansas.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
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