Pinkie Ann Carrender, 78, of Henley, Missouri entered into the presence of the Lord on September 30, 2019. Pinkie spent her final days surrounded by family, who loved and cherished a lifetime of memories.
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She was born September 7, 1941 in Jefferson City. Pinkie was the daughter of Clellan Mancer and Dora Ellen (Finn) Bias. She was married on August 15, 1960 to Billy Joe Carrender, who passed away on January 21, 1986.
As a young child, Pinkie enjoyed going to church with her mother. She was active in the Pentecostal Young People Association (PYPA), several times winning the annual Bible talent competition. When Pinkie was in the sixth grade she won 50 dollars in the Jefferson City marble championship. She was proud to share her winnings with her mother, shopping for much needed food for the family. As a teenager, Pinkie loved music and dancing, which led to her lifelong love of Elvis Presley.
Pinkie attended Jefferson City High School. She worked as an income tax preparer for 37 years at H&R Block. Pinkie also owned her own tax service for many years. Friends and family knew her to be a very outgoing woman who enjoyed life and loved to laugh. Her many interests included hunting, fishing, gardening and card games. She enjoyed the love and companionship of her pets, especially her beloved dog, Missy.
Survivors include three children: Sheryl Moser (Steve), Carlas Carrender (Debbie) and Charlotte Carrender; four step-children: Ivor Steenburgen (Janice), Butch Steenburgen, Beth Steenburgen, and Kim Steenburgen (Bonnie); two grandchildren: Keegan Brower (Allie) and Korbin Brower (Lilly); three step-grandchildren: Wes Steenburgen, Andy Steenburgen (Jessica) and Jennifer Steenburgen; two great-grandchildren: Maebre Brower and Wade Brower; four step-great-grandchildren: Jade Tellman, Dane Steenburgen, Blake Steenburgen, and Brent Steenburgen; two siblings: Larry Bias (Bertha) and John Bias; six half-siblings: Joyce Brust, Gail Bias (Linda), Connie Falkner, Cyndi Summers, Brenda Miranda (Gordon) and Keith Bias; and numerous extended family.
Pinkie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy Joe; her longtime companion, Ellroy Steenburgen; her sister, Hazel Welschmeyer; and her half-brother, Delbert Bias.
Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 3:00pm until 7:00 pm Thursday, October 10, 2019.
A memorial service will follow at 7:00pm in the Freeman Chapel. Reverend Lowell Perkins will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, Pinkie and her family suggest donations be made to Pinkie’s Grandchildren’s Educational Fund.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.