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Laneta Lower, 92

Laneta Lower, 92, of Sedalia, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp.

She was born April 23, 1920, in Sedalia, a daughter of the late H.B. and Marie (Walje) Hume. On December 16, 1939, in Marshall, she married Glenn Elwood Lower, who preceded her in death on January 1, 1975.

She was a lifelong resident of Sedalia. She was a homemaker and helped her husband with Lower’s Moving and Storage. She attended First United Methodist Church Celebration Center. She enjoyed painting ceramics and canvas.

She is survived by two children, Gary Dale Lower, of Warsaw, and Cynthia K. Lewis (Jack), of Sedalia; two siblings, Jack Hume, of St. Joseph, and Betty Smith, of Sedalia; five grandchildren, Stephanie Lower, of Sedalia, Ty Lower, of Arnold, Carmen Amren, of Overland Park, KS, Julie Pierson, of Camdenton, and Ashley Shane, of Sedalia; a daughter-in-law, Carole “Kook” Lower, of Sedalia; 11 great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Millard Hume and Eugene Hume.

Funeral service will be 1:30 pm, Saturday, November 10, 2012, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Downing officiating. Pallbearers will be Phil Demming, Jason Shane, Mark Amren, Ty Lower, Terry Hume and Scott Pierson. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 1 pm until service time at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First United Methodist Church or a charity of choice in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel Condolences may be offered online at

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