Funeral service for Margaret Emaline (Halbert) Hampton, Boss, was September 29, 2019 at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, with Rev. Evan Bell officiating. Full Military honors were provided by the U.S. Army, St. James VFW Post #5608 and the Patriot Guard.

Casket bearers were Nolan Kirkwood, Caitlyn Keltner, Eli Cason, Andrew Cason, Kaleb Cason, Dustin Kirkwood, April Mullen and Fallon Loker. Music was provided by Phyllis Gibbs and Dan Halbert.

Interment will be at a later date in the Freeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Hampton was born July 21, 1930 in Salem, Nebraska, to Ralph and Irene Gibbs Halbert. She died September 26, 2019 in St. James at the age of 89 years.

Survivors include her sons, David Kirkwood and wife, Debbie; and Ricky Kirkwood, all of Boss; daughters, Lisa Kirkwood Komindo, Hawk Point; Tammie Threlkeld and husband, Matt, St. Peters; Karen Cason, Bland; and Cindy Carpenter and husband, Larry, St. Louis; son-in-law, Antoine Keltner, Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Ashley; Nolan and wife, Samantha; Dustin and wife, Kylee; Fallen and Brady; Rachelle; April and husband, Aaron; Amber; Andrew; Kaleb; Eli; and Caitlyn; great-grandchildren, Ryder, Marcail, Cheslee, Raelynn and Brelynn; brothers, Tom Gibbs and wife, Phyllis, Viburnum; and Clarid Gibbs and wife, Joyce, Dillard; sisters, Nellie Willhite, Davisville; and Loretta (Skeets) Howdeshell, St. Louis; sister-in-law, Ilene Halbert, Steelville; and brother-in-law, Delbert Hedrick, Viburnum; and a host of extended family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Cindy Keltner; two grandchildren, Tiffany and Jessica; four brothers, Ray Halbert, Don Halbert, Kenny Wayne (Barb) Gibbs, Dale (Verla) Gibbs; four sisters, Shirley Hedrick, Clio Ware, Argie (Warren) Parrett and Jo (Johnny) Strange; and brother-in-law, Loren Willhite.

Mrs. Hampton served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953. She attended Freewill Baptist Church, Viburnum.