Saturday, July 30, 2011

Here is Ann's Obituary

Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Anna Marie Corwin
(June 5, 1942 - July 20, 2011)

Anna Marie Corwin, age 69 of Brownington, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at her home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Missouri. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at the Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Lowry City, Missouri and left in the care of the funeral home. Fond memories may be left online at
Anna was born in Henry County, Missouri the daughter of Thomas Clyde and Florence Mable (Merry) Callahan. She was married to Doyle Dean Corwin. Anna was a teacher before her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Lowry City, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Florence Callahan and one siblings, Charles Edwin Callahan.

Anna is survived by her husband, Dean, of the home; one son, Donnie Corwin of Merriam, Kansas; three daughters, Betty Stewart and husband Greg of Lowry City, Missouri, Deanna McCullough and husband Lonnie of Pryor, Oklahoma and Sue Remer and husband, David of Clinton; two brothers Pat Callahan of Littleton, Colorado and Tom Callahan of Sedalia, Missouri; four sisters, Vera Schoor of Smithville, Missouri, Sylvia Summers of Cole Camp, Missouri, Bessie Thomas of Clinton, Missouri and Ruth Tuter of Mt.Zion, Missouri; as well as six grandchildren, Michael Stewart, Miranda Stegman, Marissa Stewart, Brandon McCullough, Lauren Remer and Dallas Remer.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Trip to Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas July 3 2010

I hope you enjoy some of my pictures that I took when we went to my Family Reunion this July!

On Saturday July 3, 2010 we took a little day trip to Arkansas and then we visited some of the places from my childhood.

We crossed the Bull Shoals Lake on a bridge where there used to be a Ferry Boat that would take us, car and all across the lake!

It is true that you can not go back home, that is and expect things to be the same! Time changes everything here on earth. Our God remains the same. He is the same as He was yesterday, the same today and tomorrow, He will forever be the "Great I AM."

I was taking the photo of the mountain, not the Dollar General store!

When my sis Cathy and I were teenagers, we would go to this wonderfull town to watch the movies at the ole Movie Theatre on the square. Do you remember "Love Me Tender," with Elvis?

This is the Court House in Mountain Home Arkansas. I did not see the old theatre on the square.

The next pictures are in Missouri where we lived when I was a child.

This old house is where we lived 55 years ago when I was eleven years old. This is where my family lived when I accepted Jesus as my Saviour! I have disapointed Him many times in my life, but Jesus has never let me down or left me all alone. He has never failed me! My mom and dad, my three sisters and I lived in this little house! It is located in Ozark County, in the same community where my Uncle and Aunt lived. This is only one of the many houses that we lived in while I was growing up in the Ozarks!! I have so many fond memories going back to this old neighborhood!

This is the Norfork River which is just below the big hill where my Uncle Bob lived!

These next two pictures are taken where my Uncle and Aunt lived and raised their family.

This is where my Uncle Bob and Aunt Gladys lived when I was growing up in Southern Missouri. It is sad that someone put old white siding on this beautiful, old rock house! If you look at the next picture you can see some of the rocks at the very bottom, look through the barbed wire fence! LOL.....Thanks for looking at my vacation pictures.

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Deanie's Thankful Thoughts~

When I think about why I am thankful, there are many things that come to my mind. First of all I am thankful for Jesus, my Saviour! He is my everything! Jesus has been with me as I was growing up in a large family where so many of the members of the family did not follow a lifestyle that honored our God and His son Jesus.

I am thankful for my Mom and Dad who took my sisters and me to Sunday School and Church when we were very young, where we learned the the Holy Scriptures. John 3:16 kjv was the first one that I learned. We learned the Lords Prayer and the Ten Commandments. Our folks taught each one of their children the Golden Rule. You know, do unto others as you would have them do unto you? They taught us by example by practicing what they preached.

We were not then and we are not wealthy now with money, but the presence of God's love has always been in our home that makes us richer than anyone with millions of dollars.

I am thankful for the direction of my Lord, He put me in the place where I should be to meet the man that He intended for me to spend my life and raise the family that He had planed for us. With God's guidance and with His grace we raised two fine sons! They have always made us so proud of them.

I am so very thankful for my life this far. I have many, many things for which I am thankful. Do we ever really thank our Heavenly Father enough for our blessings that we recieve, great and small. I am truly not worthy of such a Great Love!

In Christian Love,
Deanie, CharlesAngel

Written for Julie, my friend and sister in Christ Jesus,
Published first time on 5-8-2010 my blog in the Christian Women Take Root Community

April Entry
I entered a story for the Writers Lounge
April 2010
~~~Who You Are~~~

I find myself on the downhill slide of yet another trial in my
life where confusion seemed to be the only thing I was sure of.

Who, what, why, when, how, and how long were the questions I
didn't have answers for.

Last night, I sat quietly and instead of asking,
I just listened.

God whispered to me.

Who I am is a child of His.

What I am is a wife and mother.

Why is something we can only figure out as we go along.
When is always and can never be more than right here and right
now (live for today).

How is only with His help, and how long depends mostly on us.

He explained to me that I am who and what I am
(don't try to be any more or any less) therefore I need to do
and be the best that I can at all times.

I get discouraged,
but I also have the ability to inspire and be inspired.

I become sad sometimes,
but I can also experience joy.

I can become angry,
but I have the heart to console.

I need to be forgiven sometimes (a lot)
but I can also forgive.

I feel helpless at times,
but can still lend a hand or ear to help others.

I am a teacher,
but I still have much to learn.

I get confused,
but deep down I know the answers are within my grasp.

It is the same grasp that boldly lifts my hands to Heaven,
and gently brings me to my knees.

Sometimes I feel lost,
but that is merely an illusion because it is not only enough for
my Father to know where I am and exactly what I am going

He has every hair on my head numbered.

Life is a series of lessons to be learned.
That is the only way we can grow.

I wish I had all the answers, but sometimes I think (I know) the
only way for us to become stronger and grow into what He wants
us to be, is to walk through the fire.

So, whatever you're going through, hold your head up, guard your
heart, and put all your faith and trust in the only ONE who will
never fail you....... JESUS.......

~A MountainWings Original by subscriber Lanette Fernandez, Wyoming~

Jesus is My Lord Savior

Two Years after I First beleaved in Jesus as my Saviour!

Do you see how white this page is where my picture is?
JESUS WASHED MY SINS AWAY,,,WASHED ME AS WHITE AS SNOW, as white as this blank page.

This Picture was taken of me when I was thirteen and on the day of my Graduation from Elementry School. This was two years after I ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord of my life. I was at a Revival at our church. An Evangelist whose name was Brother Darrell Friend was bringing the sermons. I heard God calling me that night a long time ago, to come to Him. It was as if the preacher was talking straight to me during the alter call for Salvation. That today is the day of salvation and tomorrow might be too late for me to ask God for forgiveness. I knew for sure that He saved my soul right then and there. He has always been by me and He puts Joy in my heart even when there is sadness in my life.
The 121st. Psalm is a scripture that has brought comfort to me many times in my life.

Things of the Heart

This is my brother in this photograph with me that my husband took last May. He is the youngest one of four half brothers that I grew up with. He is the only one still living. Their mother died when their youngest sister was born. Their mother died along with the twin brother. This is a little information to fill you in on why I am posting this photograph. There were seven of them three girls and four boys. He along with the twin sister is all that are still living.
My mother and dad had four girls.
Wow,,,you say that is a lot of kids!!
My mom must have loved my dad very much to marry a man with seven children.
We have a Family Reunion every year to honor them. It is always the first Sunday in July. You would be very welcome to stop by and see all of their off-spring!!! Well, a lot of them.

He had heart surgery in December of 2008. There were five by-passes done on his heart. He was very ill and in the hospital for several weeks. The main reason was because his oxygeon level in his blood would not get up to where it needed to be, for it to be safe enough for him to go home.
When we were in the conferance room for the Surgeon to fill us all in on his operation and what his prognosis was for his recovery. He had smoked all of his life. The surgeon said, and I Quote him, Mr Lamb's lungs are filled with emphymsema that he could not see how the bubbles on or in his lungs keep from breaking at any moment.

I have seen him since then, but I do not get to see him as often as I would like to see him because of distance between us.
Praise God!! He was doing so good when we visited him last. He was not smoking and he laughed and joked all the time we were at their home. It will be two years in December since he had his heart operated on for by-pass surgery. I am so thankful that God has healed him like He has done! He gives God the credit for him still being here.
Prayer for his recovery by many beleavers is the reason he is still here and a blessing to me and all of his family. His purpose on this earth has not been fulfilled yet!! He will be wil be 75 years old this month.

This drawing of the old home place where my mothers grandfather lived many years ago
is so dear to my heart!! My mothers baby sister raised her family there and as her niece I spent many happy times there when I was growing up in southern Missouri. It is too bad more of the homesteads have not been kept and preserved. This one that belonged to my great-grandfather has nort been preserved.

First published on my blog in Christian Women Take Root on 2-1-2010

Love Letter to Charles

My Dearest Charles,
You have been in my life for so very long. It seems like it was only yesterday that we met on the blind date in the year of 1963. We were so very young!
Do you remember how we didn't miss a date until we were married? Forty-seven years have come and gone, we have been together. Our wedding in March of 1965 was so beautiful with colors of blue and white. I loved you so much then, I thought that I could not ever love anyone more that I did you then. My love for you has grown with the time that God has given us to share. With Gods help we raised two fine young men who are our pride and joy!! We have never been rich with money, but Honey we have been rich with the love we share together. We have always been blessed with what we really need. I have to give God the credit because He put us together as part of each others purporse in our lives for Him. You know that I would give my life for you if the need should arise.
I know that we will spend our lives here on earth together as long as we live. When our lives are over here in this old world we will spend eternity with God and His Holy Angels! We will be forever in our heavenly home! I must not forget how hard you have worked for so many years to provide a home for us. I will always be thankful for you! I have always called you Honey because I love you so much! And you have called me Mom for as long as I can remember.
We will always and forever be sweethearts.

Affectionately Yours,

published first on 2-3-2010 on my blog in Christian Women Take Root
Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?

Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I never
noticed this....

The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over
the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes.

The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly
folded, and was placed separate from the grave clothes.

Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the
tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.

She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus
loved. She said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and I
don't know where they have put him!'

Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see.. The other disciple
outran Peter and got there firs t. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen
cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.

Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen
wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was
folded up and lying to the side.

Was that important? Absolutely!

Is it really significant? Yes!

In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to
understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded
napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this

When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it
was exactly the way the master wanted it..

The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out
of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not
dare touch that table, until the master was finished.

Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his
fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and
toss it onto the table.

The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the
wadded napkin meant, 'I'm done'.

But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it
beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table,

The folded napkin meant, 'I'm coming back!'

He is Coming Back!

copied and published on my blog in Christian Women Take Root on 2-5-2010

This is Love

This is our Grandson and his little girlfrirfend!

This is our youngest son and his wife!

This is our oldest son and his wife the mother of our grandson!!.

Ans here is my Charles and me!

First Published 2-6-2010 on my blog in Christian Women Take Root

Bible Study, The Power of Praying Through the Bible

I want to welcome all of you ladies to put your two cents worth is each days devotional.

It would be nice if we would be able to post comments that are not agurmentive. I will not take part in any Bible Study where the persons allow the evil one's spirit to take over the discussions. The god of this age is the trouble maker of all groups that attempt to glorify God and His kingdom in their Bible Studies and fellowship get-togethers......

This makes me very sad. I was so excited about this study and I was even more excited when Sherri agreed for me to help her with it by being the moderator of the Bible Study Group.

I have found in my walk with Jesus as my Saviour, when I am getting really close to Him and seeking His guidance in more areas in my life. Satan, that old devil the one who interfers with our walk with the Lord. He gets so uneasy about the whole situation and begins to stir up trouble in the groups that I am in or what ever I am doing for the Lord. Maybe it is Vacation Bible School, Sunday School Class or a Bible Study like this one.

My Little Great Niece Is Such a Blessing

This photo was in the monthly magazine that our electric co-op publishes each month. It seems as though my niece's family have the same electric corporation, or at least the same kind as we do. Here is the sweet picture of her and one of their baby goats on their farm. She lives two hundred miles away from where I live.

Oh, what a Blessing!!

First plubished April 29, 2010 on my blog in Chistian Women Take Root

Rain drops fell today!

The much needed rain come today! You can see the puddles in the driveway and the rain drops falling on the sidewalk in the next picture!

Published first time on April 22, 2010 on my blog in Christian Women Take Root

Ozark, County Missouri 1944,,, Birth Announcement

Birth Announcement:

From their home in Trail Holler,
Ozark County, Missouri,

Mr. and Mrs. John Rue Lamb and two year old Mary Catherine are pleased to announce the birth of baby girl Claudean and twin brother baby boy, John Harrison. The proud parents are sadened to report the death of their precious baby boy John Harrison. He was allowed to be with his earthly father and mother but only a little while, but will forever be in his Heavenly Fathers arms.

When you are the the survivor of twins, you wonder what it would have been like to have grown up with a brother your age. I realize that we are not to question Gods Will that one should live on earth and the other be with Him forever.

Today is my 66th. birthday and what a wonderful life God has allowed me to have here on this earth.
I have had so much happiness and sad times too, there have been many. The joys out weigh them though. So, if we are not careful we might go through life wondering about the what ifs. God does not intend for us to do that when we promise to follow Him all the days of our lives as I have promised Him. So that I may have the assurance of having a Heavenly home some fine day when My Heavenly Father says, welcome home my daughter. He will say well done my good and faithful servant!
Oh, what a glorious day that will be.

Until He calls me home I plan on enjoying life to the fullest each day. I want to follow His commandment by telling everyone about Gods Son Jesus, that He sent to save a world of lost sinners like me.
Romans 3:23 KJV For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

First He came as a Baby; soon He will return as Divine Royalty!

On a very sad day for the rest of the family, on the 20th. day of Febuary the year was 1957, John Harrison welcomed his own sweet mother, Lula Lamb into heaven, her eternal home.
His earthly farther also joined him in his heavenly home on a cold day in December in 1970.

First post date: April 19, 2009
on my blog in Christian Women Take Root

"Acts of Kindness" Sowing Spiritual Seeds~

Our son topped the tree for his Dad when he had the tree topper rented. Can you imagine how much it would have cost him if he had to hire someone to do that for him?

Performing acts of kindness are one of the many ways of sowing Spiritual Seeds.

First plubished 4-17-2010

You Ought To Be Ashamed Of Yourself!

You Ought To Be Ashamed Of Yourself!

"You ought to be ashamed of yourself!"

It's what "they" told you.

For some of you, they told you that years ago and it has remained
as a burning indictment seared across your soul and spirit.

You feel ashamed.

Ashamed for something that happened in the past that God has
forgiven and forgotten. It is time that you realize that you
are no longer that person. It's time to realize that you should
no longer be ashamed.

It's time to let it go and raise your head.

It's time.


~A MountainWings Original~

Spoonbill or Paddle Fish the Prehistoric Fish

This fish was longer than our pick-up truck bed is wide! Every year on March 15th. my husband and his fishing buddies go Spoonbill snagging down at the lake. These fish get a lot bigger than this one.
The one that he caught last Monday was only 24 inches long and too small to keep. They have to be at least 32 inches long to be legal to keep.

First pulbished on 3-10-2010 on my blog in Christian Women Take Root

~~~"My Basket Woven Shoes" Writerslounge "March Pictorial Inspiration For Fun"~~~

"My Basket Woven Shoes"

I was a very young girl when I was left all alone in this world. My Mother had gotten ill in the night and died from a massive heart attack. This is something that you never forget, thats hearing someone gasping for air when they are dying. My Dad was so grief strickened that we hardly ever talked to each other. I was really not all alone, I had my sisters there with me. They had also lost their Mother. Mary, who was fifteen and was two years older than me and Lucy and Sharion were younger eight and five years old. . I do not know how they felt, but I seemed to just walk around in a daze. As if it all was only a nightmare! Each one handles grief in their own way. We had our chores to do everyday before school and after we got back home. One thing about loosing your Mother at an early age, you have to step up and do work that most children do not have to do. Our Dad was a really good man, a righteous man. He worked very hard cutting timber and hauling logs to the saw mill and lumber to town to sale at the lumber company.


I was getting ready to graduate from the eighth grade. We had graduations from Elementry School back in the 1950"s. My Dad had been to the town near where we lived in the Ozarks. While he was there he bought me a new pair of shoes. They were not like what I always wore, you know those black and white ones that we called saddle oxfords?

They were so beautiful, woven like a basket and in a cream color. I had never had a pair of slippers like that before in all of my life!

I was sitting out on the porch and the sun was shining over my shoulders as I tried that new pair of shoes on. There for a brief moment I could see both my Mothers and Dads shadow on the ground there with mine.

I really and truly had a pair of shoes just like these! What a coincidence!

First Plubishing was March 20. 2010 on my blog at Christian Women Take Root

Flowers for Church

I love flowers and flower arranging!

The Ten Commandments

A Sabbath Day can be your day off from your has not been very many years ago that I had to work on the seventh day of the week that most people call the Sabbath Day, Sunday. I know some folks that consider Saturday to be their Sabbath. I just know that " Honor the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy" is one of the Ten Commandments that God handed down to His people, through His servant Moses. They are a guide for us to live our lives.

Exodus 20:1-17 (King James Version)

Exodus 20
1And God spake all these words, saying,

2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

13Thou shalt not kill.

14Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15Thou shalt not steal.

16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's

First Plubishing was March 7, 2010 on my blog in Christian Women Take Root

Welcome Message

I want to welcome you to Christian Women Take Root. This is the most wonderful community of ladies who love the Lord Jesus Christ! We are all here to encourage you by our ministry for the Lord and be encouraged by yours! As the moderator of the "Welcome Wagon," I would like to invite you to click on this photo link and go to the group and tell us all about yourself! I am so glad that you have decided to join us here!!

In His Love,


A Child of the King~

I am so thankful that I am a child of the King!
I am a work in progress for the Masters Hands. He molds me like a potter molds his clay. I have been saved by the blood of Jesus that He shed for me and all of the lost in this world. Some day we all will see Him face to face, what a Glorious day that will be!! I do not want Him to say go away from Me, I know you not!!!
I do not have any regrets as I look back over this past year. Unless there might be one. I have not been as strong as I would like to have been in reaching the lost for Him! That is the reason we have these wonderful Blogs to testify about what a wonderful Saviour Jesus is for us. I pray that if the person reading my comment does not know Jesus as their personal Savior, they would not wait another minute without seeking Him in their life! Our life on earth is so short, but eternity is forever!
I would rather have Jesus forever than earthly things for a little while without Him!!
How about you?

First plubished on 3-10-2010 on my blog in Christian Women Take Root.