Curtis Lape, son of the late Cooper Lape and Ida McKinney Lape, was born on Sept. 14, 1915, in Advance and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at the of 94.
Mr. Lape was a farmer for many years in Stoddard and New Madrid Counties. He also was a former employee with the Department of Agriculture from 1966 until 1977. Curtis was a resident of Dexter.
On March 2, 1946 he was united in marriage to Imogene Blevins in Piggott, Ark. Mrs. Lape survives of the home in Dexter.
Besides his wife, other survives include one son, Tony Lape of Jackson; two daughters, June Aycock of Dexter and Connie Lape of Cape Girardeau; one brother, D.K. Lape of Sikeston; five grandchildren, Wes Aycock, Neil Aycock, Whitney Brothers, Meredith Lape and Ian Lape; also by three great-grandchildren, Eli Aycock, Landon Aycock and Balin Brothers.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and by one sister.
Visitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010.
Funeral services were then conducted at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2010, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter.
Interment followed in the Dexter Cemetery.