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Oleta Mae Hatfield Auffert

Funeral services for Oleta Mae Hatfield Auffert, 95, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Auffert passed away at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, at her home.  She had just turned ninety-five years old.


She was born May 6, 1927, at Stilwell, Oklahoma, to Oren Franklin and Hazel Mae Parsons Hatfield.  She graduated from Dahlonegah Public Schools in Stilwell with the Class of 1946.  On May 5, 1946, she was married at Stilwell to Joseph Everett Auffert, who preceded her in death in May 2004.  Mrs. Auffert was a homemaker and, from time to time, would babysit for special friends.  Granny’s hobbies included putting puzzles together, tending to her many flowers, and spending time with her family.  She was still an active member of the Howell County Rural Fire District #1 Auxiliary.  She had also helped to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Research.  She enjoyed the many phone calls, visits, and cards she received through the years.  Mrs. Auffert did what she could do for her community as long as her health would allow it.  She was well-known for her Famous Fresh Apple Cake.  Mrs. Auffert was a member of Curry Street Church of Christ, where she attended for over seventy years.


She is survived by two children, Joe Auffert, West Plains, Missouri, and Louise Ledbetter and husband, Gene, West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Rick Ledbetter and special friend, Vicky Combs, Christel Cantrell and special friend, Terry King, and Stacie Auffert and special friend, Mark Rumbaugh, all of West Plains, Missouri, and Twyla Riley and husband, Danny, Mountain Home, Arkansas; and three great-grandchildren, McKenzie E’Lease Cox and fiancé, Jake Garrett, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and  Emalee Grace Brashear and Marlee Shayne Brashear, West Plains, Missouri.  She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Everett, daughter-in-law, Gayla Auffert, granddaughter, Stephanie Dawn Auffert, son-in-law, Gene Cantrell, and one brother, Herman Hatfield.


Visitation will be prior to the service, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Casket honors during visitation will be provided by Southern Tri-County Honor Guard.  Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Howell County Rural Fire District #1 Auxiliary or Cystic Fibrosis and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at