Mrs. Nina L. Lankford 92, a resident of Pearls II Eden for Elders, Princeton, Missouri died at 12:15 P.M., Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Wright Memorial Hospital, Trenton, Missouri.
Her body was cremated under the direction of Slater-Neal Funeral Home, Trenton, Missouri. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Hodge Presbyterian Church, Trenton. Inurnment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton.
Memorials have been suggested to the donor’s own church family.
Nina was born on February 28, 1930 in Princeton, Missouri the daughter of Tom and Esther Seymour Brown. After graduating from Cainsville High School, she attended cosmetology college in Kansas City and operated a salon in Spickard, Missouri for several years.
She married W.J. “Dude” Lankford on October 2, 1949. They farmed for 55 years in the Princeton area before retiring and moving to Trenton in 2005.
Her family and friends will remember her kind and gentle personality and her devotion to the family. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing, but she especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and their many activities.
Nina’s survivors include one son Benny (Debbie) Lankford, Princeton, MO; two daughters Beverly Bosley, Trenton, Missouri, Gloria (Olin) Stephens Trenton, Missouri; eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters Catherine Higdon, Ruby Hagan; one son-in-law and grandson Mike and Ryan Bosley; three great grandchildren Izabella, Tegan and Tatum Leeper; and one infant great-great-granddaughter Elyna Ann Shimer.
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