Imogene F. Stamps

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

IMOGENE F. STAMPS, 88, of Springfield, Mo., died Aug. 17, 2005, where she resided-The Manor at Elfindale.

Imogene was born in Carthage, Mo., June 13, 1917, to Chess and Jeanetta (Allred) Stamps.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Carl and John; and a niece, Ann Stamps.

She is survived by a sister, Gondy Shuler, and her husband, Bill of Springfield, Mo.; one niece, Jo Simkins and husband, Don; three nephews, Paul Shuler and his wife, Gaye Ann, David Shuler and his wife, Gina all of Springfield, and Roger Shuler and his wife, Carol of Birmingham, Alabama; a sister-in-law, Virginia Stamps of Fayetteville; two step-nephews, Dale and Bob Hodges of Springdale; two great-nieces; and four great-nephews; one great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew.

Imogene graduated from School of the Ozarks in 1934. A school she loved and supported always. She had a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Welfare from the University of Arkansas. She was in World War II from 1942 until 1945. She was recalled in the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952.

Imogene was employed by the Veterans Administration Regional Office, Little Rock from February 1946 to October 1979, except for two years in several different positions, and was the first female to be assigned as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist in the Little Rock Veterans Administration Regional Office. This job required working with the rehabilitation of the disabled veterans in school, on the job, farming, and home type training. Her working area covered about one fourth of the state. She retired from work but kept busy with activities at the First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. Imogene holds membership in the American Legion; Women's Army Corps Veterans Association; Serves on the Committee of Veterans Administration Voluntary Service Executive Committee; National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE); American Association of Retired Persons (AARP); Business Women's Social Service Club (Chairman of a Committee); University of Arkansas Alumni Association; Arkansas College Alumni Association.

She was the president, and has held most of offices in the local chapter of the Women's Army Corps Veterans Association, as well as the National Chairman of the Hospital/Veterans Administration Voluntary Service.

Imogene moved to Green Forest in 1998. She was a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made to Southminster Church or College of the Ozarks.

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at the Liberty Cemetery near Osage, with Rev. Bill Havens officiating. Interment followed the service in the Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.