Dateline: February 22, 2007
McAnear, 88, died Sunday, February 18, 2007, at Amarillo.
Services were held at
2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2007, in the First Baptist Church in
Clarendon with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Retired Baptist Minister, and Ralph
Harmon of Amarillo, officiating. Burial
was held at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon.
Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors,
Inc., of Clarendon.
Lorine was born in
Gurdon, Arkansas, on June 10, 1918. She
moved with her family to Texas in 1924.
She went to elementary and high school at the Goldston community
school north of Clarendon. She
was a great basketball player while attending school there.
Lorine married Alexander Selkirk McAnear on October 26, 1935, at
the First Baptist Parsonage in Clarendon.
Lorine and Kirk lived the majority of their lives in Goodnight,
where they farmed and raised their seven children.
They later moved to Clarendon in 1969.
Lorine was dearly loved by her family, for whom she gave of herself
above and beyond until her death. Her
greatest desire was to see her children realize the bonds of a family and
its importance, and to know that each of them would know Jesus Christ as
their personal Savior. She spent many hours singing songs to her children and
grandchildren and telling them stories of her past. She enjoyed sewing for her family and was a member of many
different quilting clubs. She
was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clarendon.
Mrs. McAnear was preceded
in death by her husband, Kirk McAnear, on April 22, 1979; four sisters and
Survivors include five
daughters: Barbara Harmon and husband Ralph, Judy Monk and husband Bill,
and Sheliah Babbitt, all of Amarillo, Brenda Barrett of Canyon, Deborah
Land, and husband Steve of Panhandle; two sons, Jimmy McAnear and wife
Pat, and Cody McAnear all of Clarendon; one sister, Martiel Webb of
Amarillo; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great
Casket Bearers were Roy
Harmon, Alex McAnear, Jay Barrett, Steven Monk, Mark Land, and Aaron
Honorary Bearers included
grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchild of Mrs.
The family requests
memorials be to Harry Babbitt Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Paramount
Baptist Church, 3801 S. Western Street, Amarillo, Texas 79109; BSA Hospice
of Amarillo; or a favorite charity of choice.
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