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Graveside services for Nerva Jane Black, 91, Willow Springs, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Hutton Valley Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Black died at 9:10 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Willow Health Care.

She was born July 10, 1922, at Alton, Missouri, to Gible Parrott and Bessie Johnson Parrott. On March 12, 1938, she was married in Oregon County, Missouri, to Owen Black, who preceded her in death in July, 1989. She had been a seamstress at Angelica in Mountain View, Missouri and was a Depression Glass Dealer in Hutton Valley, Missouri. Mrs. Black loved to play the piano and was a member of the General Baptist Church, Willow Springs, Missouri.

She is survived by three children, Roy Black, Willow Springs, Missouri, Marideth Benfield, husband, Leroy, West Plains, Missouri and Loretta Warden, Kansas City, Missouri; four grandsons, Paul Benfield, Eddie Benfield, Loyd Warden and Danny Warden; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one great-grandson, four brothers and two sisters, precede her in death.

Mrs. Black will lie in state from 2:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hutton Valley Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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