Ted R. Lane, 84, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville.
He was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Ponca City, Okla., the son of Ted R. and Minnie (Mitchell) Lane. In 1951, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Jeanette Homesley, who preceded him in death in September 1998. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother.
Survivors include: one son, Barry Lane, of O'Fallon; one daughter, Barbara Kirchner, of Niwot, Colo.; one brother-in-law, Lanny Homesley and his wife, Mary, of Cassville; two sisters-in-law, Linda Porterfield and her husband, Rex, of Eagle Rock, and Joann Armstrong and her husband, Bob, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He grew up and received his education in Oklahoma and was a graduate of Oklahoma A & M. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a computer system analysis for Monsanto, where he worked for 30 years. After his retirement, he and Jeanette moved to Sanibel Island, Fla. In 1997, he and Jeanette moved to Springfield, where he enjoyed being a volunteer at the Springfield Nature Center and the Springfield Little Theatre At The Landers.
Private family burial will be held in Memorial Gardens of St. John's Episcopal Church, Springfield. Cremation arrangements were under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
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