Mary “Lorene” Licklider

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mary “Lorene” Licklider, 87, of Cassville, formerly of Ridgley, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Dec. 10, 1929, at Wheaton, the daughter of Dayton and Cora (Ruppert) Brattin. On Oct. 25, 1952, in Noel, she was united in marriage to Raymond Charles Licklider who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; seven brothers, Leo, Lillard, Crawford, Sherman, Minor, Jack and Pete and one sister, Helen.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lisa Blain of Cassville; one sister, Barbara Haynes of Springfield; a sister-in-law, Helen Brattin of Wheaton; and two grandsons.

She grew up and received her education at Wheaton where she graduated from high school. She then attended beauty school and was a self-employed cosmetologist several years in the Kansas City area. In 1979, she moved back to southwest Missouri. She was a member of Exeter Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held Friday at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Ken West conducted the services. Burial was at Muncie Chapel Cemetery at Wheaton.

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