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Delphia Carolyn Carter

Funeral services for Delphia Carolyn Carter, 95, Ozark, Missouri, formerly of Bakersfield, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2018 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Carter passed away at 12:38 a.m., Monday, January 29, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.


She was born February 9, 1922, to Ben and Edna Grisham Hardin at Elijah, Missouri.  After graduating from Bakersfield High School, she married her sweetheart, Waco, on May 20, 1942, at Pottersville, Missouri.  She then moved with her soldier husband to his military base in Tampa, Florida, where they resided until his deployment to the European war front.  She then resided with her parents in Elijah and parents-in-law in Udall, until her husband returned from World War II.  Mr. and Mrs. Carter then made their home in Bakersfield, Missouri, where Delphia was a full time homemaker and mother of two children.  Eventually, they moved to their home on a farm on the North Fork River near Dawt, where they farmed and resided until they retired and moved to Nixa, Missouri.  Delphia loved gardening, raising flowers, cooking and hand crafts.  She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.  Mrs. Carter will be sadly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.


She is survived by two children, Waco Carter, Jr. and wife, Monika, Merritt Island, Florida and Kathy McFarland and husband, Jerry, Ozark, Missouri; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.


Her parents, husband, two sisters, Luella McCoy and Joyce Fravel and three brothers, Elvis, Eldon and Joe Hardin, preceded her in death.


Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Bakersfield Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Bakersfield Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at