FORT WORTH -- Nadean Lister, 97, went to be with her Lord, her beloved husband, Olie, and her six brothers and sisters Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, with her family by her side.
Celebration of life: Based on Nadean's wishes, there will be no memorial service. Her life will be celebrated with the memories we all have.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to a favorite charity.
Born Nadean Harder on March 15, 1915, to J.S. Harder and Pearl Ethyl Tucker, she was the third of seven children, living in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida as her father traveled to build homes. The family finally landed in Borger and after graduating from high school, she went to Amarillo to secretarial school and eventually worked at J.M. Huber Corp. in Borger, where she met and married Olie "R.C." Lister. She was a homemaker and mother until the children were in their teens and she returned to work in the Hutchinson County Clerk's Office for several years. Her hobbies included bridge, golf and walking, but of all those bridge was her passion. It was a rare week when there wasn't a bridge party at the house. She moved to Fort Worth in 1999 to be closer to family and eventually lived at the Marine Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she was involved in anything and everything going on, whether it was dominoes, bingo, church services, sing-alongs or just walking around talking to everyone. She went to therapy every day to make sure she stayed strong enough to go to IHOP for breakfast each week. We wish to thank the Marine Creek staff for taking such good care of her.
Adjusting to life at the nursing home was difficult, but she approached it like everything else in her life: Find the good things and make them the focus of her thoughts and actions. Her daughter-in-law, Lynn, once thanked Nadean for being so good to her and treating her so well. Nadean's response was, "What's there not to like?" That comment sums up her philosophy of living. She was a strong woman who loved life and loved God. She will be missed.
Survivors: Son, Rock "R.C." Lister Jr. and wife, Lynn, of Denver, Colo.; daughter, Linda Cobb and husband, Richard, of Azle; grandsons, John Lister and wife, Stacy, of Denver and David Lister and wife, Lindsey, of New York, N.Y.; granddaughters, Jennifer Foster and husband, Rodney, of Weatherford, Mandy Riddle and husband, Greg, of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Abby and Chloe Lister, Sam Oliver Lister, Brandon, Joel and Hunter Foster, and Chase and Trinlti Smith; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 817-831-0511
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