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Peggy Lou Uphaus

Graveside services for Peggy Lou Uphaus, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Uphaus passed away at 4:30 a.m., Monday, March 6, 2023, at NHC Healthcare.


She was born October 2, 1937, at West Plains, Missouri, to Roy Edward and Nelma Lela Workman Lashley. She graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1955.  She was a cheerleader and was very active in sports.  On September 7, 1956, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Gordon Uphaus.  Mrs. Uphaus was employed at International Shoe Company for many years.


She is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, Gordon; one son, Ronnie Uphaus and wife, Shelly; one daughter, Terry Julian and husband, Gayle; four grandchildren, Weston and Amanda Julian, Brian and Lacey Uphaus, Paige Julian Robinson, and Jordan and Virginia Uphaus; nine great-grandchildren, Ava, Braxton, Brettly, and Cooper Uphaus, Bristol, Parker, and Evie Robinson, and Kallie Julian; one sister, Judy Horn; one brother, Gary Lashley and wife, Jo; one brother-in-law, David Welch; and two sisters-in-law, Emma Lou Lashley and Shirley Cochran.


Her parents, in-laws, Floyd and Evelyn Uphaus, two brothers, Carl and Jim Lashley, one sister, Debbie Welch, one sister-in-law, Sharon Lashley, two brothers-in-law, CW Horn and Russell Cochran, and one grandson, Johnny Robinson, preceded her in death.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 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