October 08, 2019

FRONTENAC, Kan.- A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Liberal City Cemetery in Liberal, Mo., for Rosa Almeeta Fields, 93, Frontenac, formerly of Liberal, Mo., who died at 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 2019, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital at Pittsburg. C.W. Betz will officiate.

The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Arma.

Survivors include a brother, Ted Kirksey; three sisters, Dot Wells, Tabitha Murphy and Kate Crouch; five children, Betty Porter, Helen Bauer, Wesley Fields, Mark Fields and Lewis Fields; nine grandchildren, Sherida, Regina, Kim, Charla, Richard, Pam, Mary, Melissa and James; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica, Alli, William, Matthew, Allyssa, Evan and Ethan and one great-great-granddaughter, Evangaline Grace.

She was preceded in death by two children, Pauline and Grace Ann Fields; five sisters, Norma Mae Baldwin, Juanita Baldwin, Sue Wells, Joy K. Wilson and Martha Kirksey and two brothers, Ollie Kirksey and Elvis Kirksey.

Mrs. Fields was born May 17, 1926, in Weiner, Ark., the fourth of 12 children to William Franklin and Willie Jane (Pulley) Kirksey. She was reared in and around Cross County, Ark. She attended Tilton, Ark. schools. She had worked as a nurse’s aid for 23 years at Chastain Nursing Home in Lamar, Mo. She was a devout member of the Church of Christ for 61 years in Pittsburg. She was a private person who did not like attention, but she was also a kind-hearted person and will be missed by many.