Nina Combs

Nina Combs, 94, of Republic passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Combs was under Hospice care at Jacob’s Ladder in Springfield.
Combs was born in Bolivar on July 10, 1927. She was the daughter of “Willie” Harrison and Bessie Tirey Birdsong. Combs was married to husband Hershel for 72 years. She was also a life long member of the Missionary Baptist church.
Combs was preceded in death by her husband Hershel H. Combs, son Jimmy O. Combs, parents Willie and Bessie Birdsong, sisters: June Devine and Jean Plimmer.
Combs is survived by her brother Harrison (JoAnn) Birdsong of Girard, Kan., three children: Kathy (Phillip) Roberts of Prairie Village, Kan., Mike (Anette) Combs of Overland Park, Kan., Dana (Allen) Fortner of Republic, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and her church family.
A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at Meadors Funeral Home in Republic. The service will begin at 11 a.m. with graveside following.
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