“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”
I live in Peculiar, Missouri. We have been members of BHBC since 1963, leaving for a couple of years to live in Illinois. My husband Jim completed his Civil Service retirement at Scott Air Force Base there and we returned and relocated in Grandview in 1981. We immediately rejoined BHBC. We have four children, Paula married to Rick, Gordon married to Shirley, and Ronald married to Diana. Mark is single and lives with us at home. We have seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren and enjoy the huge family gatherings for holidays, birthdays, and other special days.
BIRTHDAY: April 7
EDUCATION: Business courses at Business Preparatory in Wichita, KS, graduated and obtained my first job in a financial institution. Attended community colleges here in the Kansas City area and Highland, Illinois.
INTERESTS & FAVORITES:
Places - I enjoy our two or three trips to Branson each year and we know all the good shows and restaurants. We’ve attended several spiritual retreats there the past few years.
I spend a lot of time listening to the radio and hear great sermons from Chuck Swindoll, Tony Evans, Adrian Rogers, Charles Stanley and others.
Books/Audio - I read about anything I can get my hands on - the library is on the left side of my recliner!
TV/Movies - I love to watch detective shows like CSI and have enjoyed the current series 24. I also watch news channels and biographies and get involved in some of the game shows, especially The Wheel of Fortune.
Music - I love all kinds of music – contemporary and especially gospel. The Gaithers are high on my list of favorite group singers. The late Anthony Burger who played for the Gaithers is my favorite pianist. He has been my inspiration through the years and I’ve was fortunate to meet him personally at one of his concerts. I have all his arrangements and CDs. Andy Williams, Josh Groban are high on my list as performers. There are many others!
Sports - My love for sports centers around our grandson Trevor who has proven himself in basketball, baseball, and football.
Life Verse: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13. This verse keeps coming back to me when I have feelings of inadequacy.
Enjoy most about ministry - I’ve enjoyed being involved in the Children’s Ministry in the churches I’ve attended through the years in Kansas, Illinois and here in Missouri. It has been a joy working with children and seeing them grow up in the Lord and serve as leaders in other churches.
My position in the church office has been a blessing -- getting to know the people on a personal basis. Having been a member for such a long time has given me the advantage of knowing the complete history of the church and the families who have been members.