Barbara Ann (Bobbi) Lacey

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Barbara Ann (Bobbi) Lacey, 79, of Exeter, was born Dec. 29, 1937, at Stella, to Harlin Sanford Smith and Eva (Hawkins) Smith. She passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Roaring River Rehab in Cassville.

She graduated from Rocky Comfort High School in with the class of 1954. On Jan. 29, 1955, she was united in marriage to Melvin Lacey. In 1962, they moved to Exeter to make their home. She was a member of the Cassville United Methodist Church; and served a term as president of the local UMW.

She worked several clerical jobs throughout the region.

Survivors include: her husband, Melvin, of the home; two sons: Randy and his wife Brenda of Springfield, Brad and his wife, Lucy of Salisbury, Mass.; two daughters: Joann of Cassville and Beth and Ryan of Decatur, Ga.; three grandchildren; and sisters, Betty Laney and her husband Jerry and Marcia Sue Beagle and Dan. She was preceded in death by both her parents and one brother, Loren Smith.

Visitation is being held on Saturday, Dec. 30 from 12 p.m. at Cassville United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Rev. Don Beeson will conduct the services. Burial will follow services at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter.

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Cassville, Missouri