Delores “Dee” Smotherman Eberle, 83, Neosho, died July 29, 2014, at Medicalodge in Neosho, following a short illness.  

Dee was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Dodge City, Kan., and moved to the area in 1968 from Colorado. She worked at Sunbeam for more than 24 years and then worked at the Dollar General Store for several years. She volunteered at Freeman Neosho with the Auxiliary and attended the Neosho United Methodist Church.  

Dee married Archie Smotherman, who preceded her in death on April 16, 1993, and then married Max Eberle, who also precedes her in death.  

She is survived by four daughters, Jean Bennett and husband, Dwight, Neosho, Linda Bryce and Glenda Smotherman, Orlando, Fla., and Peggy Smotherman, Neosho; two sisters, Alice Haney, Encinitas, Calif., and Betty Mead, Asbury; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Rev. Dr. Sara Chaney will officiate. Interment will be in the Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery, south of Neosho.  

Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dee may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, 64850.

Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.  

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