Nina Roberta (Warden) Fuhr, 76, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, left behind the cares and struggles of this earthly world to be in glory with her Savior on March 15, 2024. Nina Roberta Warden was born on June 2, 1947, to Albert Reese and Roberta Warden in Elk City, Oklahoma. The oldest of three siblings, Nina developed the sense of toughness modeled by her loving father after enduring the death of her mother and step-mother at an early age.
Nina graduated from Marshfield High School in 1965, and began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a switchboard operator.
Soon thereafter, she met the love of her life, Roger Fuhr, while attending the Republic Church of Christ. The young couple wed in June 1969, following Roger’s graduation from Southwest Missouri State.
Nina gave birth to the first of their two children, Eric Roger, while Roger was serving in Vietnam. Two years later, a daughter, Holly Roberta, was born. Nina and Roger were a true team. They built their family farm, Pleasant Valley Ranch, together and have resided on the home place for all the years of their marriage. Nina was known by all who ever visited for the beauty and care she took of her garden and flowers.
Nina retired from the Missouri Rehabilitation Center where she had been employed as a secretary to the Radiology Department.
She will be remembered by all who knew and loved her for so many wonderful attributes: always having a smile, despite the many hardships she endured: her ability to fix anything she set her mind to– whether it was sewing a dress, tiling a floor, or plumbing a bathroom: her love of everything beautiful in nature, especially flowers, sunsets, birds, unique rocks, and cattle: photography and taking pictures of all that made her happy to share with those she loved; and her fierce love and faithfulness to her family.
Nina was a faithful elder’s wife and member of Mt. Vernon Church of Christ. She dearly loved her church family and being a part of the various ladies’ activities as her health allowed. Nina struggled with the limitations of pain and chronic illness, but she never let it overcome her faith or her determined spirit. She has laid aside her worn out earthly body and is now at home, reunited with her recently departed son, Eric, and her beloved “Daddy”.
Those left to mourn her absence until we meet again include her faithful and loving husband of nearly 55 years, Roger Fuhr; daughter, Holly (Sterling) Coker of Marionville; daughter-in-law, Michelle Fuhr of Billings; granddaughter, Abby Fuhr of  Billings; grandsons, Dalton (Jacey) Coker of Mt. Vernon and Alex Fuhr of Billings; and two precious great-grandbabies that she loved more than life: Reese Edward Fuhr and Avery Paige Coker. She is also survived by her brothers, Tim (Morgan) Warden and Roger (Kathy) Warden; step-sisters, Janet Haffner and Joyce McCammon; step-brothers, Ted and TA Allen; as well as several beloved cousins, nephews, and a niece.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m on  Wednesday, March 20, at Meadors Funeral Home in Republic. Burial will follow at Kerr Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home.


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