Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lorene G. (Floyd) Leuthen 1912-2005

Lorene G. Leuthen, daughter of the late James and Pattie (Kelso) Floyd, was born at Hadsell, Missouri on August 25, 1912.

She went home to be with her Lord the afternoon of August 15, 2005 at the Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, at the age of 92 years, 11 months and 21 days.

Lorene grew up and attended school in Leeton, Wingate and Lackland, Missouri.

On November 23, 1928, in Clayton, Missouri, Lorene was united in marriage with John Jesley Leuthen, and to this union two sons, James and Stan, were born. John, James and Stan all preceded her in death.

Lorene dedicated her life to the love and care of her family. She enjoyed being a homemaker; making dolls, quilts and other doing other sewing projects and gardening. She also loved scrapbooking and traveling. Lorene was a faithful member of the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Robert for many years. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens Club where she served as Treasurer, member of AARP and the Red Hats Society.

Lorene was dearly loved and will be very sadly missed by one sister: Erlene Chinnici of St. Louis, MO; two daughters-in-law: Dorothy Leuthen of Pittsburg, MO and Leona Morton of Waynesville, MO; five grandchildren: Mike, John, Larry and Randy Leuthen and Cheryl Teague; 17 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, husband and sons, also preceding her in death was an infant brother: Woodrow Floyd; two sisters: Mildred Butler and Emma Busch; two grandsons: Jimmy Joe and Stan Leuthen, Jr. and one great grandson: Jacob Leuthen.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, August 18, 2005 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Pastor Richard Anderegg officiating. Pianist Kitty Scott accompanied Soloist Art Richard as he sang "The Lords Prayer and the congregation as they sang "Lift High The Cross and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives. Serving as escorts were Jason Teague, Joey, John, Larry, Mike and Randy Leuthen.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested in memory of Lorene Leuthen to the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and may be left at Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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