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Mrs. Alma Francis Alexander HatfieldDecember 16, 1918 ~ July 5, 2017 (age 98)
Mrs. Alma Hatfield left this world on Wednesday, July 5 surrounded by family.
Born Alma Frances Alexander on December 16, 1918, to Etta Womack and Charles Stewart Alexander in Southwest city Missouri, Mrs. Hatfield would have been 99 years old in December.
While attending business college in Springfield Missouri, Alma met and married the love of her life, Logan Hatfield, on September 9, 1939. After graduating college, Alma worked for the department of the United States Navy while Logan served as a World War Two policemen in the Panama Canal Zone. While there, they had one son, Charles Stewart. Mrs. Hatfield was a loving and devoted wife and mother.
Mrs. Hatfield and her husband had several grocery stores over the years. In 1961, they purchased an E – Z Mart in her hometown of Southwest city Missouri. Along with operating the store for over 20 years, Mrs. Hatfield was also a successful farmer. She raised cattle and pigs, built and maintained fences, and did her own butchering. Her hard work and determination was a great example for all who knew her. She had a gentle nature and a fiery spirit.
In recent years, Mrs. Hatfield lived in Bentonville, Arkansas to be near her son. She enjoyed making quilts and household items and was active at the local senior center. She had a grand sense of humor and enjoyed playing cards or dominoes and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Hatfield was preceded in death by her parents, Eta and Charles Alexander and her loving husband of 55 years, Logan Hatfield. She is survived by one devoted son and daughter-in-law, Charles Stewart and Kelly Hatfield; her grandchildren, Chad Hatfield and wife, Monica, Whitney Kindell and husband, Dustin, Christa Means and husband, Brian; four great grandsons and one great granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations or book purchases at the Southwest City Library, 102 North Main, Southwest City, MO, 64863.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers. Online condolences may be shared at stockdalefuneral.com.