Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lawrence County MO Obituaries - L

Updated 11-12-10
Lawrence County, Missouri Obituaries -L
These Obituaries were taken out of the Lawrence County Record, Mt. Vernon, MO

Charlene (Bailey) Lackey
Charlene (Bailey) Lackey, 74, Aurora, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan 4, 2007, in her home.She was born April 23, 1932, in Blue Eye, Ark., to Charles Lewis and Lottie Ethel (Funk) Bailey. The family moved from Arkansas, and lived on a farm west of Verona until they moved to Aurora a few years later.Charlene was a homemaker, Aurora schools secretary for 31 years, retiring in 1997, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association and the Unite Methodist Church of Aurora.On Aug. 14, 1948, she married Wayne Lackey in Eureka Springs, Ark. He survives her of the home.Additional survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Sue Justus and husband, Mark, Purdy; two grandsons, Jeremiah Justus and wife, Kimberly, Purdy, and Jordan Justus, Purdy; great-grandson, Dylan Justus, Purdy; four sisters, June Gentry and husband, Dale, Monett, Bonnie Ellis and husband, Bob, San Antonio, Texas, Betty Burk, Aurora, and Ethelene Melton and husband, Oscar, Cape Fair; brother, Walter Bailey and wife, Tess, Doniphan; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.Her parents, two daughters, Teila Kaye and Bethany Lackey, one son, Randall Wayne Lackey, five sisters, Cora Lawrence, Nina Wells, Beatrice Mulkey, Elise Miller, Emma Dahike and three brothers, Lewis, Loren and Clayton Bailey, all preceded her in death.Services were Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the United Methodist Church, Aurora, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery, Monett.

Guy Lackey
Guy Lackey, 73, Aurora, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in St. John's Springfield.
He was born July 17, 1935, in Aurora to Guy and Ethel Pierce Lackey. He was a locksmith and a member of the National Guard for more than 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva; three daughters, Teresa Petz, Yukon, Okla., Ethel Lackey, Richmond, and Georgia Boydston, Wellington; one stepson, Owen Long, Marshfield; one stepdaughter, Teresa Dinwiddie, Marshfield; three brothers, Paul Lackey, Nixa, Wayne Lackey, Aurora, and Ted Lackey, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Wesley, and two sisters, Georgia Lewis and Sarah Kitterman.
Services were Friday, March 14, in Peterson Funeral Chapel, Aurora. Burial was in Orange Cemetery, north of Aurora.
Charles Arnold "Charlie" Lawson
Charles Arnold "Charlie" Lawson of Aurora, of Aurora passed away at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Cox South, Springfield at the age of 64.
He was born Jan. 30, 1945, in Aurora, the son of Ella May (Lawson) Ramel. Charlie worked for Southwest Manufacturing for 15 years and for Stockers MFA as a service representative for 14 years. He was a member of Union Grove Church in Marionville and spent 15 years on the Aurora Fire Department, helping with the rural and city departments.
On Dec. 30, 1963, he married Linda Vanderhoof in Aurora, and she survives him of the home.
Additional survivors include his birth mother, Ella May Ramel of Torrance, Calif.; one son, Charles Keith Lawson and his wife, Renee, of Aurora; one daughter, Shelly Lynn Walton and her husband, Bryant, of Springfield; two brothers, Walter Lawson of Aurora and Billy Lawson of LaHabra, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Dean of Cape Fair and Pamela Brown of Marionville; three half-brothers, Charles Richardson of Aurora, Ronnie Richardson of Texas, and James Richardson of California; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, Charles and Audra (Barrett) Lawson, and two half-brothers, Arthur and Bob Richardson, preceded him in death.
Services were Friday, May 29, at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora, with burial in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora.
Memorial donations may be made to Union Grove Church, in care of the funeral home.
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Rose Marie Rickman Lacy

Rose Marie Rickman Lacy, 83, Marionville, died Saturday, April 7, 2007. She was born June 19, 1923, in Carthage to Jack and Lela Garner Starbuck.She worked at Juvenile Shoe in Aurora until her retirement in the mid-”70’s”. She resided at the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville, where she fought Alzheimer’s Disease for the last several years. She was married to John Henry Rickman on Dec. 23, 1938. She married Jessie James Lacy Nov. 22, 1972. He died Nov. 27, 1983.She was also preceded in death by one son, Lonnie Dewayne, and one grandson.Survivors include one son Jack Rickman, Aurora; one daughter, Wilma Sue (Rickman) Morris, Aurora; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. Burial will be in Mars Hill Cemetery, Reavisville.Memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Springfield, in care of the funeral home.

Beulah "Billie" Elizabeth Lake

Beulah “Billie” Elizabeth Lake, 91, Marionville, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, in the Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville.
She worked at St. John’s Aurora, as a physical therapist. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Gardner, Grove, Okla., and Jackie Johnson, Marionville; two sisters, Ruth Hoggatt, Lynchberg, Ohio, and Edna Kemmer, Muncie, Ind.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday Jan. 30, in Williams Funeral Home, Marionville, with Pastor Phil Williams officiating. Burial was in Marionville IOOF Cemetery.

Nilene Lambeth
Nilene Lambeth, 76, Marionville, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in doctors Hosptial Springfield. Graveside services were Saturday, Oct. 6, in Marionville IOOF Cemetery, under direction of Herman-Lohmeyer Funeral Home, Springfield.
Laura Wanda Lampe
Laura Wanda Lampe, 94, Mt. Vernon, died Thursday, June 28, 2007. She was born Nov. 1, 1912, in Freistatt to John W. and Ida A. Krueger Lampe.
She was a homemaker, farmer and served as church secretary for many years. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Arthur Lampe.
Services were Monday, July 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freistatt, with Paster Wilbur Claude officiating. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, under direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.
Edna Pauline LaPlante

Edna Pauline LaPlante,87, Aurora, died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at the Aurora Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Aurora to Rose H. Reidle.
She married Arthur P. LaPlante Feb. 5, 1941. He died Jan. 6, 1995.
She was a homemaker and an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Hodges and Rita Lauffer, both of Aurora; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, JoAnn Bauer and Carol Garland.
Funeral Mass was Saturday, Dec. 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, under direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora.

Calvin Leamon
Calvin Leamon, 75, Aurora, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009. He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Granby to William Franklin and Orpha Leamon. He worked for Juvenile Shoe for 18 years and Justin Bood Company as a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby; one son, Faron; two daughters, Connie and Rebecca; one brother, Edwin; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were Saturday, June 13, in Log Church Memorial Gardens, near Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, with Pastor John Conn officiating.
John Jay Lee

John Jay Lee, 59, Verona, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at his home.
He was born Feb. 24, 1949, in Monett to John P. and Mary Margaret (Sullens) Lee.
He graduated from Verona High School in 1967 and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he obtained a degree in finance in 1971. After graduation, he served in the United States Air Force until 1974.
He was president of First Independent Bank in Aurora. He worked eight years at the Aurora Bank and 12 years with the Lawrence County Bank before opening First Independent Bank in 1993.
He was a member and past president of Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. He served on the Aurora R-8 Board of Education, was a member of American Legion Post 126, Aurora, and the Aurora United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Debbie (Raines) Lee; two children, Jennifer Lee, Columbia, and John Paul Lee, Verona; his parents, John P. and Mary Margaret Lee; one sister Vicki Fischer, Springfield; and three grandchildren.
Services were Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Aurora United Methodist Church, under direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. Private burial was at Lee Cemetery.
John Pleasant Lee
John Pleasant Lee, 85, Aurora, Aurora Nursing Center, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009.
He was born June 4, 1924, just outside Verona on the Lee Farm, a Missouri Century Farm, to Don and Floy Pleasant (Barris) Lee.
He was preceded in death by one son, John Jay Lee, and one sister, Donna Baumgardner.
He lived and worked on the farm his entire life and was a 1942 graduate of Verona High School.
He married Mary Margaret Sullens Aug. 3, 1947. She survives, residing at the Missouri Veterans' Home/Mt. Vernon.
In 1974, he opened a real estate firm that specialized in farmland in and around Aurora. He moved to the Aurora Nursing Center in January 2007.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Vicki Fischer; one sister, Phoebe Phillips; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Aurora United Methodist Church, with burial in Lee Cemetery, north of Verona, under direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks, Hospice Compassus or the charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.
Rita H. Lee
Rita H. Lee, 65, Verona, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at St. John's Springfield.
She was born Jan. 20, 1942, in Greensburg, Ind., to Paul and Stella (Creech) Myer. She was a retired nurse's aide.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Givens, Owensboro, Ky., and Rita Branham, Marionville; four sons, James Yarber, Arkansas, David Yarber, Kansas City, Larry Yarber, Aurora, and Kenny Yarber, Owensboro; two brothers, Don Myer, Greensburg, and Bobby Myer, Carmel, Ind.; and 13 grandchildren.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Todd Funeral Home, Rushville, Ind. Burial was in East Hill Cemetery in Rushville, Bennett Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, handled arrangements.
Howard Leimkuehler
Howard Leimkuehler, 84, LaRussell, died Sunday, April 25, 2010, in the Sarcoxie Nursing Center. He was born Dec. 27, 1925, to Herman L. and Lula Mae (Duncan) Leimkuehler in Gillon.
He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was awarded several decorations, including the Purple Heart. He was a lineman for 12 years and then an over-the-road truck driver, earning an award for safely driving more than a million miles.
Survivors include one sister, Evelyn Schnider, Texas. He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl. Leimkuehler; and one sister, Hazel Leimkuehler.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at the Cave Springs Cemetery, northeast of Sarcoxie, with the Rev. Bob Holman officiating, under direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, Sarcoxie.
Pauline Frances Leitle
Pauline Frances Leitle, 84, Aurora, died Friday, July 13, 2007, in St. John's , Springfield.
She was born March 9, 1923, in Aurora to Joe and Barbara (Pruente) Leitle. She was a farmer and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Aurora.
Survivors include two brothers, Bill and Charles Leitle, both of Aurora; and one sister Mary Leitle.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral mass was Tuesday, July 17, in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Braun officiating. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Aurora, under direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity or the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.
William M. "Bill" Leitle
William M. B"Bill Leitle, 89, Aurora, died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in the Aurora Nursing Center. He was born July 10, 1918, in Aurora to Joseph and Barbara (Pruente) Leitle.
He owned Leitle's Carquest auto supply store in downtown Aurora, was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, a World War II United States Navy Veteran and a member of the American Legion.
He married Dorothy Hanson Dec. 9, 1943, in Olathe, Kan. She died March 18, 2003.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include three sons, Paul Leitle and Billy Leitle, both of Aurora, and Mike Leitle, Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Charles Leitle, and one sister, Mary Leitle, both of Aurora; and two granddaughters.
Funeral Mass was Monday, Dec. 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Aurora.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home.
James Lentz
James Lentz, 82, Aurora, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in St. John's Aurora.
He was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Corinth, Miss., to Lee and Inez Newcomb Lentz.
He was a trucking company owner.
Survivors include four sons, Danny Lentz, Ozark, Stan Lentz, Crane, Jerry Lentz, Springfield, and Darcy Lentz, Shawnee, Kan.; two daughters, Carolyn Penzo, Alpharetta, Ga., and Sheila Watkins, Ocala, Calif., one brother, Rob Lentz, Corinth, Miss.; three sisters, Vera Leaser, Fruitland Park, Fla., and Dorothy Lentz and Annie Mae Lentz, both of Leesburg, Fla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude, and one brother, Al Lentz.
Services will be at a later date in Oneida, Tenn. Arrangements are under direction of Peterson Funeral Chapel, Aurora.
Donald D. Lewis
Donald D. Lewis, 78, Aurora, formerly of St. Louis, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in St. John's Springfield. Private family services were Tuesday, April 28, in the Peterson Funeral Chapel, Aurora.
David Paul Lindberg
David Paul Lindberg, 51, Aurora, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Cox South, Springfield.
He was born June 15, 1957, in Waukegan, Ill., to Howard Russell and Jane (Bryant) Lindberg.
He attended the United Methodist Church of Aurora.
Survivors include his mother, Jane Kurth and her husband, Bobby, of Aurora, and two brothers, Brian Lindberg, Concord, Calif., and John Lindberg, Fox River Grove, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard, and one brother, Bruce.
Memorial services will be conducted at Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery, Elgin, Ill., at a later date. Local arrangements are under direction of Crafton Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora.
Memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in care of the funeral home.
Carl Edward Loe Sr.
Carl Edward Loe Sr., 95, Marionville, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, in his home.
He was born July 13, 1914, in Whitley County, Ind., to Firmer Elihue and Anna Samantha (Kemery) Loe.
He was a United States Army veteran, serving in the European Theater during World War II. Prior to retirement, he was a machinist in a ship building company and had owned and operated a small repair shop in South Whitley, Ind.
He was preceded in death by one son, Firmer Loe; and two siblings, Pearl and Ralph. Survivors include six children, Phyllis Fowler, Coldwater, Mich., Carl Loe Jr., Marionville, Raymond Loe, Warsaw, Ind., Marlene Hammond, Springfield, Cathleen Kleich, Gering, Neb., and Teresa Knipp, Mascoutah, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
Keith Winston Logan
Keith Winston Logan, 85, Aurora, MO, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010.  He was born Jan. 3, 1925, in Salem, Iowa, to William and Kathrina Logan. 
     He was a veteran of the United States Navy Seabees during World War II.
     He married Willadean (Pickard) Logan upon his return from duty in 1945.  She survives.
     His family moved to southwest Missouri in the early 1960's, to continue farming.  He sold real estate.  He and his wife were members of the senior community in Aurora and First Baptist Church in Marionville.
     Additional survivors include three children, Regina Keith, Hiwassee, Ark., Estyle Vaught, Aurora, and Marston Logan, Bolivar, Tenn.; two sisters, Edna Ruth of Iowa and Irene Bucker of Oklahoma; one brother, Marvin Logan of Iowa; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by one sister, Euniece Johnson and one brother, William (Bill) Logan.
     Visitation and memorial services were Saturday, Aug. 7, at the First Baptist Church of Marionville.  Burial was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home, Springfield.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the missions fund with the First Baptist Church of Marionville, or to the Gideons International.
James Robert "Jim" Love
James Robert "Jim" Love, 70, Aurora, MO, died at 9:35 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2007, at St. John's Aurora.
He was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Joyce (Cox) and Frank Broyles.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and worked for Leer Seigler as an avionics technician and for Pretty Punch as an operations manager.
He married Lillian Littleford Oct. 6, 1955, in Orlando, Fla. She died Oct. 29, 1992. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include three sons, Barry and Randy Love, both of Vero Beach, Fla., and Steve Love, Deltona, Fla.; one daughter, Tammy Bell, Kentwood, Mich.; one brother, Dan Broyles, Aurora; one sister Shirley Rexroat, Tempe, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were Friday, July 27, at the Aloha Apartments Community Room, Aurora.
Clifford R. Loveland
Clifford R. Loveland, 92, Monett, died at 11:25 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Monett Health Care.
He was born Dec. 19, 1916, in Bruner to Joel and Mary (Teague) Loveland. He married Imogene Fisher Nov. 1, 1958, in Monett. She survives.
He attended the Chapel of Grace and was retired from the Monett Police Department, where he was an officer for 12 years. He played the guitar and sang in area churches and nursing homes.
Additional survivors include two sons, Gerald Loveland, Sparta, and Steve Fisher, Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchldren.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Billy Joe Loveland, Mike Fisher and infant son Roy Lee Loveland; six brothers, Albert Loveland, Ray Loveland, Cleo Loveland, Van Loveland, Elsie Loveland and Ted Loveland.
Services were Thursday, Dec. 10, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, with Jimmy Copley and Ronnie Howerton officiating. Burial was in Monett IOOF Cemetery.
James Michael "Jim" Luce
James Michael "Jim" Luce, 49, Aurora, died Monay evening, Oct. 1, 2007, from injuries sustained in a farm equipment accident. He was born Sept. 6, 1958, in Los Angeles, Calif., to John Elmo and Marcella (Wyatt) Luce. He was a veteran of the United States Army and attended Buffalo High School and College of the Ozarks. He was an artist. He was locally known for his Ten Commandments sculpture in his front yard. He was also known for many other sculptures worldwide. He married Valerie Boley April 6, 1985, in Niangua. She survives. Additional survivors include two sons, James Luce II, Liberty, and Nick Luce, Neosho; his mother, Marcella Luce, Springfield; two brothers, Johnny Luce, Rockville, and Boyd Luce, Cathedral City, Calif.; and two sisters, Joy Hill, Pasadena, Md., and Marilyn Luce, Springfield. He was preceded in death by his father. Services were Friday, Oct. 5, in the Elm Branch Church, Aurora. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to aid in the completion of the children's education, in care of the funeral home.
Edward Dean "Ed" Lucke Sr.
Edward Dean "Ed" Lucke Sr., 64, Aurora, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at his home.
He was born Oct. 25, 1944, in Burlington, Colo., to Harry and Verdie (Abbott) Lucke. He was a 1962 graduate of Kit Carson High School, Kit Carson, Colo. He married Rita McGraw Aug. 7, 1972, in Raton, N.M. She survives. He worked at Roadway in Springfield for 23 years and was a farmer.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Verona, and Knights of Columbus.
Additional survivors include two sons, Ed Lucke Jr., Cimarron, Kan., and Ben Lucke, Aurora; two daughters, Amanda Freiburger, Madison, Ala., and Cathy Lucke, Aurora; his mother Verdie Lucke, Burlington, Colo.; one sister, Joyce Taylor, Edson, Kan.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceed in death by his father.
Funeral Mass was held Friday, April 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Chruch, Verona. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Verona, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart PSR or Calvary Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.

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