Alvina Mae Housewright


    Alvina Mae (nee Turnbough) Housewright of Steelville, Missouri was born on Sunday, November 1, 1936 in Dillard, Missouri to Leonard and Dorothy (Barr) Turnbough and passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the age of 85 years.


    On April 21, 1956, in Rolla, Missouri, Alvina married Clifford Housewright.
    Alvina was the oldest of eleven children and was a caregiver of her siblings. She started working at an early age for Cobblestone Lodge and Spare Rib Inn. She also worked for Brown Shoe Company and Mid-America Shoe. Alvina then worked at Paramount Cap Factory in Bourbon, Missouri for many years until she finally retired.
    Shewas preceded in death by her parents, Leonard, and Dorothy Turnbough; husband, Clifford Housewright; two sisters, Barb Logan and Arbell Chew; three brothers, Bill, Bob, and Mona Lee Turnbough; brothers-in-law, Wayne Mercer, Paul Plier and LeRoy Chew; three sisters-in-law, Vivian (Neil) Prentice, Fern (June) Albert and Mary Ann (Carl) Hughes; and parents-in-law, Jona and Eva Housewright.
    She is survived by four children, Roger (Donna) Housewright, Joe (Jennifer) Housewright and Linda (Rick) Branson, all of Steelville, Missouri and Jeff Housewright of Bourbon, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Elaine Housewright of Bourbon, Missouri; five sisters, Sue Piler and Bonnie Mercer of Springdale, Arkansas, Catherine Mercer of Berryville, Arkansas and Wanda (James) Heads of Green Forest, Arkansas; one brother, Gary (Kathy) Turnbough of Bentonville, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren, Kasey Garrison, Jared (Brandi) Housewright, Ashley (Kip) Rouse, Daniel (Christy) Young, Christopher (Michelle) Young, Christina Ryan, Wyatt (Whitney) Verble, Lindsey Uhl, Carissa (Todd) Martin and Jacob Housewright; 12 great grandchildren, Clara and Griffin Garrison, Waylon (Chasity), Whitley (Derek) and Wiley Housewright, Weston Uhl, Natalie Verble, Zander and Ayden Ryan, Addyson Young, Caleb Martin, and Holly Martin; one great great grandchild, Blakleigh Richards; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Beers officiating.    
    Interment followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.    
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.