Ethel Colene Lander

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ethel Colene Lander, 87, of Viola, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

She was born April 4, 1927, in Sayre, Okla., the daughter of Elmer Elsworth and Lucille Bell (Chambers) Hall. On May 27, 1949, she was united in marriage with Dale Eugene Lander in Tracy, Calif.

Survivors include: one daughter, Cherryl Farwell and her husband, Marshall, of Eagle Rock; two sons, Richard Lander and his wife, Kathy, of Republic, and Roger Lander and his wife, Becky, of Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; one son, Robert Lander; and one grandson, Mark Lander.

She graduated from high school in Calipatria, Calif., in 1945. They moved back to the family farm near Viola in September 1956. She was active in the Viola Baptist Church. Graveside services were held Tuesday at McCullough Cemetery, Viola, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Her grandson, Matthew Lander, conducted the service.

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