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Viola Irene Fern Dacy, the daughter of A.C. Jenkins and Myrtle (Lethco) Jenkins, was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Douglas County, and departed this life June 23, 2005, at the age of 83.
Viola was a resident of the Fair Play area for the past 20 years, moving from Kansas. Viola was raised in the Douglas County community. In June of 1962, Viola and Donald Joseph Dacy were united in marriage in Miami, Okla. Viola was employed in real estate sales for 20 years in the Kansas City area. She liked her pets and loved being outdoors and working with her husband, Don, on the farm.
Viola was preceded in death by her parents, one infant sister and three brother, Thetis, Albert and Lester Jenkins.
She is survived by her husband, Donald, of the home, Fair Play; one son, Maurice “Junior” Herrell Jr., Aurora, Mo.; three grandchildren, Melanie, Michelle and Cody; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, in the Goodhope Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Services were under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.