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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

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Funeral services for Ruby Virginia Lasater, 93, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the First Christian Church, West Plains with Pastor Rick Rutledge officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Otis A. Thompson and Virginia M. Weatherly Thompson, on April 17, 1921 in Howell County, Missouri and died August 9, 2014 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage November 1, 1937 in Bryan, Ohio to Virgil Lasater, who preceded her in death February 5, 2013.

She is survived by four children, Jerry Lasater and wife, Kelly, Bella Vista, Arkansas, Jean Adams and husband, Charles, Springfield, Illinois, Janet Alexander and husband, Scott, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and Jacque Gorman and husband, Marv, Franklin, Tennessee; one brother, Wayne Thompson, West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Dortha Jones and husband, Neal, Columbia, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, and three brothers, Othel Thompson, Wendell Thompson, and Don Thompson.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in West Plains. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed fishing and playing cards. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Hospice Compassus or any charity of choice.

Visitation will be held at the First Christian Church, West Plains on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 11:00 to 12:00 noon.

Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Marilyn Johnson
    August 12, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

    In the short time that I knew Ruby, I came to know her as a very loving and giving women. She was always caring for those around her and other peoples needs came before her own.
    She was such a pleasure to be around and I wish I had known her longer. Her family and friends were very blessed to have her in their lives. Find comfort in the many memories of her and know that she is now home with God the Father.

  2. David and Carrie (Patillo) Thompson
    August 14, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

    Ruby will be sorely missed by those who loved her dearly, including David and I. Praying for comfort for her wonderful family as they say goodbye to her, until we all meet again.
    Love to the family, David and Carrie

  3. Bud & Marie Nale
    August 15, 2014 @ 9:36 am

    To the 4 J’s and family,

    We can’t begin to tell you how much we loved your Mother. She was a Special angle. We are really going to miss her. Playing cards won’t be the same without her. Our prayer are
    with you. She will always be remembered and missed.