Loved to sing and play the guitar

Lorene F. Eads, age 84 of Linn Creek and formerly of Linn passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011 at her residence.

Lorene was born January 6, 1927 in Chamois, a daughter to the late Edward and Effie (Starr) Walker.

Lorene attended and graduated from the Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis and she later worked for the Lighthouse for the Blind in St. Louis and was a homemaker.

Lorene was a member of the Southridge Baptist Church in Jefferson City. She loved to sing, play the guitar and cook. Her blindness was never a handicap to her. She was very independent.

On June 17, 1949 she was united in marriage to Charles Thomas Bess. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1983. On November 17, 1975 she was married to William H. Eads in St. Charles. He preceded her in death on August 15, 1999.

Lorene is survived by: one son, Dennis Bess of Holts Summit, one step-son, Roger Bess of Blanchard, IA.; two daughters, Dee Wood of Eldon and Penny Lower and her husband Michael of Linn Creek; 19 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Lorene was preceded in death by one son, Danny Bess, one step-son, Douglas Bess, one brother, Lewis Edward Walker and 3 step-grandchildren.

Visitation for Lorene will be held from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Mint Hill Shirley Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO (897-2214)