Nora Gene Hebel BrizendineSeptember 6th, 2020
Nora Gene Hebel Brizendine, age 92, of California, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020, at California Care Center, following a series of long-term health issues. Nora was born October 27, 1927, in Mexico, Missouri to Orville E. and Louise E. Haller Hebel. She was married February 7, 1948, in California, Missouri to Harry R. Brizendine, who preceded her in death December 8, 2008. She was a 1945 graduate of Mexico High School in Mexico, Missouri. She attended Central Methodist College at Fayette, Missouri and graduated from Mary Wood Beauty College in Jefferson City, Missouri. She worked at a local beauty shop for Ida Margaret Eitzen and At Chesebrough Ponds (Uniliver) in Jefferson City, Missouri for 23 years. Nora was a believer in Jesus Christ as her Savior. She was a member of First Baptist Church, in California, Missouri, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, G. A. leader, and was active in the W. M. U. She also was a volunteer at the elementary school, and she delivered Meals on Wheels at the local Nutrition Center with her husband. Survivors include two sons: Larry Brizendine and his wife Sharon of Jefferson City, Mo. and Ronald Brizendine and his wife Janice of Mobile, Ala.; two daughters: Harriet Witherbee and her husband Ken of Florissant, Mo. and Tracy Rhodes and her husband Scott of Nixa, Mo.; eight grandchildren: Heather Gamble and her husband John of Nixa, Mo., Christopher Brizendine and his wife Rachel of Russellville, Mo., Matthew Brizendine and his wife Alicen of Semmes, Ala., Kelly Witherbee of Brentwood Mo., Stacey Fleming and her husband Jeff of St. Peters, Mo., Kyle Witherbee and his wife Ashley of St. Peters, Mo., Britain Rhodes, and Whitney Rhodes of Nixa Mo.; ten great-grandchildren: Caleb, Jackson and Isaac Gamble, Addison and Aubrey Brizendine; Claire, Amelia, Natalie, and Kolbe Fleming; Lincoln Witherbee; three sisters, Joan Robison of Mexico, Mo., Jane Romdall of Manchester, Mo., and Judy Hawkins and husband Ray of Corcoran, Mn. Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church, California, Missouri, on September 7, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m., with grave site services at the California City Cemetery in California, Mo. Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund. Online messages to the family may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.