Ralph Lambert, 90, of Shell Knob, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. He was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Glen Ellyn, Ill., the son of Oscar Lambert and Estella (Barkei) Lambert. Ralph was united in marriage to Mary E. Prest on June 19, 1954. He moved to Shell Knob in 1959 where he built Kings Harbor Resort. He was a member of the community and Holy Family Catholic Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary E. Lambert; and a brother, Donald Lambert, and his seven children, Eric Lambert, Katherine Pigg, Michael Lambert, Sara Hankins, Judy Wilkerson, Joan Gryder and Robert Lambert; 17 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Loretta (Lambert) Mattson, and two brothers, Joseph and Keith Lambert.
Funeral mass was held Monday at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Shell Knob with the Rev. David Baunach, Celebrant, officiating.