The Lord’s good and faithful servant, Greathen Carner, age 96 of Ozark, passed away peacefully at Ozark Riverview Manor on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Born August 9, 1924 in Warm Springs, Arkansas, Greathen shared happiness and love with everyone she met. She also shared her life with her treasured sister, LaVern. Chances are, if you ran into LaVern, you ran into Greathen. The Carner sisters were well known and loved for their generosity and “covered dishes” in Doniphan, Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff and Ozark. Greathen especially enjoyed sharing time and worshipping with her family at Ozark Assembly of God. And who, in most of southern Missouri, does not have a small embroidered dog, cat, deer or flower from Greathen? Finding joy in the simple things in life and the Lord’s many blessings, Greathen loved doting over her nephew’s photos of their children and grandchildren.
Although she will be dearly missed here on earth, Greathen will be welcomed with open arms as she enters the pearly gates of heaven. Greathen is survived by her loving sister LaVern of Ozark and three nephews: Rick and wife Janet of Atlanta, Georgia, Randy and wife Ruth of Magnolia, Texas and Jeff of Ozark. Greathen was preceded in death by her brother Bob; father Troy Carner and mother Minnie (Edwards.)
Family only viewing for Greathen will be 10:30 A.M. Monday August, 31 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 A.M. at Weaver Cemetery with Pastor Daren Roten officiating. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.
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