Mary Davis Fienhold, 82
Funeral services for Mary Fienhold, 82, of Bakersfield, were held Jan. 5, 2019, at Carter Funeral Home in West Plains with Pastor Dennis Leonard officiating. Mrs. Fienhold died Jan. 1 at the Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
She was born April 5, 1936, in Bakersfield, one of the 11 children born to Homer and Sallie Davis. On Jan. 1, 1955, she married Gerald Fienhold.
Mrs. Fienhold was always willing to lend a helping hand, offer advice and tell stories. Most importantly, she loved hugely, openly and indiscriminately. She was known for her delicious cooking, the vegetables she picked and canned, and the simple conversations that flowed throughout her home. She was a strong-willed woman who raised eight children and never let anyone leave her table without a full stomach. She spoke her mind when needed but also knew when to help make and keep the peace. She was a loving mom and grandma who had quirky sayings, warm hugs and big smiles, a welcoming home and loud laughter. She lived a blessed life with many loved ones.
She is survived by three sons, Randal Fienhold, John Fienhold and Andrew Fienhold; four daughters, Gail Ellis and husband Garry, Sandra Winfree and husband Jim, Daryla Lash and husband Dennis, Jeri Luna and husband Kevin; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Davis and wife Nancy; two sisters, Freda Bridges and Martha Sims.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; a son, Charles; a daughter-in-law, Julie Fienhold; grandson Jeffry Ellis; four brothers, Mack, Burl, Jim and Darel, and three sisters, Sue, Patsy and Helen.
Burial will be Udall Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.