Let the memory of Ida be with us forever
  • 87 years old
  • Born on July 21, 1928 in Green Forest, Arkansas, United States.
  • Passed away on May 12, 2016 in Willard, Missouri, United States.

Ida Mae Bookout's physical newspaper obituary will be in Springfield News-Leader Sunday 5,22,2016. We will laminated any you send to us into memorial book marks. PLEASE Send to this address: 305 N Main, Nixa, Mo 65714.

The Branson Tri-Lakes Newspaper & Taney County Times will publish the obituary  Wednesday 5, 24, 2016.


Ida Mae Bookout, age 87, Springfield, left this world Thursday night May 12, 2016 to join the lord, family and friends. She was born in Carroll County, at Green Forest Arkansas on July 21, 1928. She was second to the youngest of eight children to John and Martha Frazier, all of whom have preceded her in death. Married to Manford Bookout (Bud) August 27, 1949 for 43 loving years until his passing in 1992.

Ida lived her life with love of family and friends. She is survived by her three children and their spouses: Linda (Mitchell) and Larry Kerwood of Rockledge, FL.; David and Patty Bookout of Springfield, MO and Conetta and Thom Taylor of Nixa, MO.; Three granddaughters: Angela, Kathy and Kris; Two grandsons: Kevin and Keith; Four Great-granddaughters; One Great-grandson and two great-great-grandsons. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews of whom so enjoyed their presence in her life.

She retired from Skaggs Hospital, Branson, MO in 1993 as Supervisor of the Laundry Dept. She had a delightfulness and thoughtful heart that attracts friends in which she has always been grateful for their presence, humor and closeness. Growing up through the depression era she was a hard worker and enjoyed her retirement. An avid reader of many genres she also enjoyed word puzzles, mysteries and suspense, and her little dog, too.

Monday May 16, 2016 we celebrate the goodness and love of who she is and what she means to us as mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. We are meeting through the lovely drive of the Ozarks scenic view roadway at Whelchel Grace Funeral Home 16560 US Hwy 160, Forsyth, MO near the bridges of Shadowrock Park. Visitation 1:00 pm, Funeral 2:00 pm with the burial to follow at Ozarks Memorial Park , 1638 MO-76, Branson. Sue Baggett-Spears Officiating.

Please join us at this memorial website to learn more and share with us a celebration of life at: http://www.forevermissed.com/ida-mae-bookout/#about .


Celebration of Life Ida Mae Bookout1928 - 201687 Years OldWhelchel Grace Funeral Home16560 US Hwy 160Forsyth, MO 65653

Tel: 1-417-546-4757.   info@whelchelgracefuneralhome.com

Memorial Page  http://www.forevermissed.com/ida-mae-bookout/#about

VISITATION Monday May 16, 20161:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Whelchel Grace Funeral Home. 16560 US Hwy 160Forsyth, MO 65653

FUNERAL SERVICE. Monday. May 16, 2016. 2:00 PMSue Baggett-Spears Officiating Whelchel Grace Funeral Home16560 US Hwy 160. Forsyth, MO 65653

BURIAL  Monday. May 16, 2016. 3:00 PM. Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery. 1638 MO-76. Branson, MO 65616

Posted by Juanita Bishop on 6th July 2016
Dear Conetta, I just happened across your Mother's Celebration of Life. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Much Love To You, Juanita Bishop
Posted by Joe Levanti on 20th May 2016
Thom & Conetta, It was good to see so many people were able to attend on such a rainy day and a week day. The Funeral Service was wonderful. Sue did her usual excellent service from singing the opening with Amazing Grace, to mentioning comments from I believe everyone in the family that was there. Ida Mae I’m sure was also pleased as she looked down from above. Conetta, you and Thom were a comfort to her knowing you were close by and that you were always there in her times of need to care for her or get her to the doctors. She can now rest in peace
Posted by Sue Spears on 16th May 2016
Ida was such a sweet and kind soul. I always loved getting to spend time with her and I loved the relationship she had with you, Conetta. My heart is with all of you. Love, Sue
Posted by Wanda Schreus on 16th May 2016
Thank you Thom for letting us know about Conetta's mom. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and Conetta during this difficult time. Tom and Wanda
Posted by Rebecca Myers on 14th May 2016
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Barbara Quin on 14th May 2016
Dear Connie and Thom - thank you Thom for letting me know - Dear Connie - I am so sorry - I know too well this experience - you are Blessed that she was with you so long... Dear Ida Mae - thank you for being the Sweet Soul that you are - Blessings on your Continued Journey - and thank you for giving us Connie... Love and Light surround you and guide you... <3
Posted by Kim Betz-Phelps on 13th May 2016
Conetta and Thom, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts will be with you at this difficult time.
Posted by Nancy Taylor on 13th May 2016
So very sorry for your loss! Nancy and Scott
Posted by Michael Slack on 13th May 2016
My condolences to your family. See seems like a wonderful person.

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