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Delene Bales

Funeral services for Delene Betty Bales, 71, Springfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Bales passed away at 4:45 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017 at her home.


She was born February 26, 1946, at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Charlie Bales and Opal Lane Bales.  Mrs. Bales retired July 1, 2005, after working for thirty-eight years at Baxter Lab.  She loved cooking meals for her family, baking pies, quilting and traveling; she enjoyed taking care of others.  Mrs. Bales was a member of New Growth Ministries, Springfield, Missouri.


She is survived by three daughters, Alonna Hall and husband, German Carvajal, Springfield, Missouri, Kimberly Horton, Springfield, Missouri and Trish Patterson, Ash Flat, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Dustin Tucker, Ashlie Barrymoore, Amanda Tucker, Bree Hall, Collin Hall; Lyssa Drummond and Corwin Drummond; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dwayne Bales and Pat Bales, both of Bakersfield, Missouri.


Her parents and one sister preceded her in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at New Growth Ministries, 1351 N. Marion Ave., Springfield, Missouri and from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Elijah Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Elijah Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at