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Fredine E. Tarvin Haddock was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Wheaton, Mo., the daughter of Fred and Katherine Amelia (Long) Tarvin. She entered into rest on Feb. 24, 2018, in Neosho, Mo., at the age of 97, following a short illness.
Fredine was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Neosho High School in 1939. She had worked at the telephone company, in Neosho, and then worked with her husband, James, in their insurance and real estate business. During World War II, Fredine volunteered as a Gray Lady and with the Red Cross and was a swim instructor at Fort Crowder. She was a member and past president of Fortnightly Study Club; a member and past officer of Chapter BT-PEO; was recognized as 'Woman of the Year' by the Soroptimist Club; had volunteered with PTA and 4-H. She was member of the Neosho United Methodist Church, where she served as delegate to District Conference for many years and was a member of the UMW.
Fredine and James Haddock were married on Jan. 28, 1940, in Neosho. He preceded her in death in 1997.
She is survived by four children, Eric Haddock, Deanna Swift and husband, Dr. Ron Swift, Mary Lynn Ranz, all of Neosho, and Joyce Hollmann and husband, William, of Huntsville, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle Cheeka; and two sisters, Marcella Corl and Katherine Tarvin.
A memorial service will be held on, Saturday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Neosho United Methodist Church, Pastor Mitch Jarvis will officiate.
Contributions, in memory of Fredine, may be made to the Neosho United Methodist Church, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66; Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on March 4, 2018
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