Thursday, February 9, 2006

Cuba "Lorine" Lea, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.

She was born in Medoc Aug. 11, 1922, the daughter of Miles A. and Mary (Hufft) George. On Aug. 30, 1956, in Reno, Nev., she was united in marriage to Robert E. (Bob) Lea, who survives.

Additional survivors include: a stepson, Robert E. Lea, Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Lodi, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Beverly Ann Boyer and her husband, Harvey, of Galt, Calif.; one brother, John George and his wife, Kathy, of Battle Grounds, Wash.; four grandchildren; five step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and eight step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dale Osborn; one granddaughter; one brother; and four sisters.

She received her education in St. Joseph. During World War II she moved to the West Coast where she worked for the United States Government as a clerk-typist. She remained in California from 1941 until 1978 when she and Bob moved to Missouri to a farm outside of Cassville. In 1989 they moved near Shell Knob to make their home. She was of the Christian faith and a member of the Ladies VFW Post 2203 in Shell Knob.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Louis Celaya will conduct the services.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.


Shell Knob, Missouri