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Della M. Calhoun, age 79, of Nixa, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, in her home. She was born June 22, 1934, in Wisconsin, to William and Ruby (Kimberly) Schultz.. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in business. She worked as a book keeper for many years in banking, and owned a few businesses as well. She was a hard worker, caring and compassionate. She enjoyed helping others. Della loved music and sang in the Sweet Adeline's Choir for many years, and her choir won the state championship a few times. She loved her family and her grandchildren were the highlight of her life.
Della is survived by her son Ezra, and his wife Cathy, of Nixa; a sister Ramona Badder, of Wisconsin; grandchildren Alyshea Neilson and husband Scott, of Ozark, Heather Schultz, of Nixa; and great grandchildren Tristan and Keinne Neilson, of Ozark.
Della is preceded in death by her parent; first husband Ezra J. Hibble, and second husband Audley Calhoun; siblings Marlene Holmes, Glen Schultz, Duff Schultz, Everett Schultz, Fern Schultz, and Lawrence Schultz.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, May 5, 2014, in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Nixa.
Adams Funeral Home
Nixa Chapel - Nixa
109 North Truman Boulevard
Nixa, MO 65714
Published in the News-Leader on May 4, 2014