Arletta Mae Bigbee was born November 30, 1937, in Blackwell, Okla., and went to be with the Lord April 23, 2017. She attended St. Peter's School, then worked for Southwestern Bell for 43 years before retiring in 1999.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Bill; and a son, Jeff Bigbee.
She is survived by one daughter, Bettina Edwards (Larry), Carthage, Mo.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Christian Church, Carthage.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin, Mo.
Published on  April 25, 2017