Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vang Thao, 93, of Diamond, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009, in Freeman Hospital, Joplin.

She was born July 6, 1915, in Xiengkhoung, Laos. She was united in marriage to Nyia Chong Vang, who preceded her in death in 1974 during CIA Secret War.

Survivors include: two sons, Nick N. Vang, of Diamond, and Xia Thao Vang of Minnesota; three daughters, Xia Vang, of Laos, Kia Vang of Minnesota, and Lee Vang, of Pineville; two brothers, Pa Xao Thao, and Wa Bee Thao; and three sisters.

She was a homemaker. She moved to Diamond seven years ago to make her home and be close to her son.

Funeral services will be held from 8 a.m. Friday, June 19, until 9 a.m. Monday, June 22, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton, Missouri.

Burial will be Monday, June 22 at Ozark Memorial Park, Branson.

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