Orvilyn Sue Lacey

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Orvilyn Sue Lacey, 77, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Barry County Health and Rehabilitation in Cassville.

She was born March 17, 1943, in Purdy, the daughter of Herman and Georgia (Morlan) Riddle. On June 12, 1964, she was united in marriage to Stephen Wayne Lacey, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, William Douglas in infancy.

Survivors include: one son, Mike Lacey and his wife Holly of Exeter; one sister, Pat Nimmo of Joplin; one brother, Donnie DeCocq and his wife Frankie of Ozark; and one granddaughter.

She was converted at the age of 10 at Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church. As a young woman, she obtained her pilotís license and loved to fly.

She was a graduate of Wheaton High School and went on to receive her masterís degree from Southwest Missouri State University. For many years she taught school in Wheaton and later was a counselor in both Wheaton and Cassville Schools. She was a member of Wheaton Southern Baptist Church. Graveside services were held Friday Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Pastor Paul Wahlert conducted the services.

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Wheaton, Missouri