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Veta Lee Blair

Funeral services for Veta Lee Blair, 72, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Blair passed away at 5:42 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2022, at her home, after a long battle with breast cancer.


Veta was born August 14, 1949 at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Thomas (Tommy) and Marjorie Vaughan Cockrum.  On June 29, 1968, she was married at West Plains, Missouri to Harlie Blair.  Veta especially loved her family and spending time with her sister, Deanne.  She was a kind soul who lived a Christian life and knew the love of Jesus.  Mrs. Blair was a member of West 160 Church of Christ.


She is survived by her husband, Harlie Blair, of the family home; one daughter, Heather (Blair) McGrath and husband, Kevin, Warrensburg, Missouri; one grandson, Gunner; one sister, Deanne Cockrum, West Plains, Missouri; four brothers, Dennis Cockrum and wife, Kathy, Bakersfield, Loran Cockrum and wife, Barbara, Geary Cockrum and wife, Vernetta, and Mark Cockrum and wife, Fawn, all of West Plains, Missouri; and several uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews.


Her parents and one sister, Mary Sue Cockrum, preceded her in death.


Mrs. Blair will lie in state from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Visitation will be prior to the service, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday.  Burial will be at Free Union Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to West 160 Mission Fund and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at