Marie Fay Hamblen, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Funeral Services will follow at 10 a.m. with Reverend Roger Mabrey officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in DeWitt. Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association and they may be left at or mailed to Bittiker Funeral Home, 1201 N. 65 Hwy., Carrollton, MO 64633.
Born Sept. 1, 1923, she was the daughter of Elbert F. and Pearl F. (Pearman) Lisby of Fountain Grove. On Aug. 8, 1942, in Carrollton, she married Hugh Dan Hamblen, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Wanda Malan of Miami; three sons, Danny F. Hamblen of Marshall, David Gene Hamblen of Slater and Frank Hamblen of Arrow Rock; several nieces and nephews; eleven grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; one grandson; and one great-grandchild.