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Connie Sue Bales

Funeral services for Connie Sue Bales, 59, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 8, 2022 in the Rose Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Bales passed away at 12:53 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2022, at her home.


She was born May 2, 1962, at Rockford Illinois, to Claud and Mabel Joann Hall Strain.  On June 28, 1980, she was married at Leota, Missouri, to Ronald Bales, who preceded her in death on November 8, 2019.  Mrs. Bales attended Church of Christ in Bakersfield.  She had worked at Baxter Lab in Mountain Home, Arkansas for eighteen years.  Connie was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend; she loved her grandbabies very much and will be missed.


She is survived by two children, Kristy Lovorn and husband, Shane, Salem Arkansas and Alicia Vandiver and husband Eric, Bakersfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Savana Lovorn, Gracie Lovorn, Emmett Lovorn, Kaylie Vandiver and Kandon Vandiver; one sister, Kathy Harper and husband, James, Caulfield, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.


Her parents, husband, and one sister, Sharon Baney, preceded her in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Free Union Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Association 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