Delores Jean Lemons

11/22/1946 – 12/23/2018

Obituary for Delores Jean Lemons

Delores Jean Lemons, 72, of La Monte, MO, went home to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Cedarhurst of Sedalia. She was born on November 22, 1946 in Belton, TX, the daughter of Norvell and Coeita (Wheeler) Wagner, who preceded her in death.

On November 28, 1964 in La Monte, MO, she was united in marriage to William “Bud” Lemons, who survives of the home.

Delores was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Sedalia, where she was active in the choir, Sunday school, and Bible study groups. She loved her church family, especially the church ladies, who visited her regularly. Her passion was her love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Delores enjoyed traveling with her family and going on cruises with her sister Carol and cousin Melanie.

Besides being a homemaker for 54 years, she worked as a Respiratory Therapist at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg until her retirement.

In addition to her husband of 54 years, survivors include four children, Don Lemons of LaMonte, Elana Schouten (Phillip), Gina Kroeger (Dan), and Amanda Johnson (Jerod), all three of Sedalia; three siblings, Mike Wagner (Cheryl) of Kansas City, MO, Linda Miller of Sedalia, and Carol Killion (Tom) of Hughesville; nine grandchildren, Brett, Heather, Seth, Dane, Hannah, Rachel, Trapper, Tanner, Tenley; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Wagner; and one grandchild, Sarah Lemons.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO, with Rev. Ted Francis and Rev. Don Satterwhite officiating.

Visitation will be from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday, December 28, 2018 at Rea Funeral Chapel.

Burial will be at High Point Cemetery, Hughesville, MO.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brett Newton, Seth Wilbanks, Dane Kroeger, Trapper Johnson, and Tanner Johnson.

Honorary bearers will be Phillip Schouten, Dan Kroeger, Jerod Johnson, and Tom Killion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice or to Calvary Baptist Church in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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So sorry for the passing of your loved one. Thinking of all of you in your sorrow. Hoping your good memories will comfort you. Lou Ahlemeyer
– Lou Ahlemeyer
Delores was like my 2nd Mom; as she lived right around the corner from where I grew up. Her daughter, Gina, and I have been best friends it seems like forever. Delores has a special place in Heaven. She loved the Lord and made sure those around her knew of HIS grace. She took me to Bible school and church regularly. When I lost my mother from cancer she would have coffee with my Dad regularly so he wouldn’t feel so lonely. I loved her dearly. She’s with her Mom now, and with my Mom now, having card parties.
– Rebecca Baker
So sorry for the loss of your mother, Elana and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers- Beth Borgman
– Beth Borgman
So sorry for your loss Bud,Donnie and all.
– kenneth clemons
Delores and I graduated from the same school. She was nine years older than me but I remember sitting on the school bus with her and always admiring her beauty. She always looked like a movie star with perfect skin but she didn’t need any make-up. But her outside beauty didn’t even compare to her inner beauty. She was always so generous and kind to everyone and was constantly wanting to do things for people. At the time we were in school we didn’t realize the future would put up together again as ‘in-laws’ when her youngest daughter Amanda married my son Jerod. Together we ‘co-grand-parented’ Trapper, Tanner and Tenley. We spent time together going to Dr. appointments, school functions, family parties, etc., and always had a good time laughing and sharing memories. Her life was way too short for such a wonderful person. But even through the trials and suffering of cancer she still kept her beautiful spirit and beauty. Still worrying about everyone else up to the end of her life here on earth. It gives us great comfort to know she is now with our Lord and Savior and that we will indeed see her again. She is already missed so deeply here by all who knew and loved her. We will always make sure that our grandkids remember their many special and beautiful memories of ‘Grandma War-Us’. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family, but especially our ‘daughter’ Amanda. With much love, Linda and Dave.
– Linda Johnson

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