Funeral services for Lorine Mae Gannon, 90, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gannon passed away at 5:35 p.m., May 6, 2022, two days shy of her 91st birthday at West Vue Green House Homes.
She was born May 8, 1931, at Hugoton, Kansas, along with her twin sister, Dorine Mae, to James E. Webb and Rosa A. Bartels Webb. As a small child, her family moved to Compton, California, where she received her education. Her mother was a homemaker and her father a carpenter and Preacher in the Church of God. It was there she met Clarence E. (Gene) Gannon. Lorine and Gene were married on December 24, 1947. Gene preceded her in death on September 16, 2002. To their union three children were born, Peggy Ann, Charles Eugene and Vicki Lee. In 1963, they moved to West Plains. Lorine was a wonderful mother and grandmother who made the best applesauce tarts and pies. She was a homemaker, loved to sew, make quilts, work jigsaw puzzles and collect dolls. Lorine had a big heart and always watched for ways to help others. Above all she was a faithful Christian from an early age and loved to read her Bible. She served as youth leader for many years in the Church of God and was a member of the Gideon’s Ladies Auxiliary, alongside her husband. Lastly, she attended United Freewill Baptist Church and West Vue worship services.
She is survived by three children, Peggy Kimbrough, West Plains, Charles Gannon and wife, Jayne, Anderson, Indiana and Vicki Jones and husband, Max, West Plains; her grandchildren, Tracy Morris and husband, George Bressie, Jeannie Cox and husband, David, Jason Gannon and Brian Gannon, Alan Jones and wife, Kim and Alesha Tripp and husband, Thomas; great-grandchildren, David (Zach) Cox, Courtney Hamilton and husband, Matt, Cooper Gannon, Keylee Jones, Isaiah Jones and April Tripp; several nieces and nephews ; and her extended family, Lanny Kimbrough and wife, Deana, Andrew, Katie, Blake, Karlee and Nate; Chuck Kimbrough and wife Erin, Kyle and Abbey; Andrea Edwards Dewey and husband, Matt, Cora, Emma, Ava and Finn.
Her parents, husband, siblings, Elnora, Dorine, Sadie, Lavena Marie, Corena, Irvin and Alvin, great-grandson, Zebulon S. Cox, son-in-law, William J. Kimbrough and extended family, Michael L. Kimbrough, Cynthia Kimbrough Edwards and child Erin Elaine, preceded her in death.
Visitation services will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Family burial will be at Union Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Bible Society or Alzheimer’s Research of Missouri 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 www.robertsondrago.com.