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Leo Lasater

Friday, January 12, 2007

Leo Lasater, the daughter of the late Wiley Garner and Efie McAuther Garner, was born in Cedar Bluff on Oct. 4, 1912, and died at the Rosewood Care Center in St. Louis on Jan. 11, 2007, at the age of 94.

Mrs. Lasater had lived in Grayridge before moving to Dexter in 1948, where she made her home until she moved to St. Louis. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church in Florissant and a past member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter.

On July 17, 1929, she was married to Elmer Lasater in Essex. He preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1985.

Surviving are one son, Bobby Lasater of Hazelwood; two daughters, Maxine Young of St. Charles and Shirley Myers of Florissant; three brothers, Wilburn, Carroll and Loman Garner, all of Sikeston; one sister, Nola Pattengill of Florissant; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Billy Lasater; one brother, Hanford Garner; and one sister, Opal Harlan.

Visitation will be held after 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Doyle Corlew of Dexter officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter and Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.

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