Loved spending time with her family

Lora Lee Colter, age 53, of Osage Beach, Missouri, departed this life Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her residence in Osage Beach.

Lora was born September 4, 1960 in Fairfield, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth and Janet (Dooley) Gilchrist.

Lora was united in marriage June 1, 1991 in Douds, Iowa, to Chris Colter and together they shared 23 years of marriage until her death.

Lora had worked 25 years as a service delivery manager for Automated Data Processing in West De Moines, Iowa. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time outdoors watching birds and growing flowers. She loved poetry and had written some of her own poetry pieces and had published a novel “The Concierge”. She also enjoyed photography and playing with her dogs. More than anything though, she loved her boys and spending time with her family.

Lora was a member of Faith Bridge Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Lora is survived by her husband Chris Colter; her two sons, Cyrus Colter and Calvin Colter all of Osage Beach, Missouri; her step- daughter Chez Hodgson and husband, Bob, of Kansas City, Missouri; her brother Kyle Gilchrist and wife, Lisa, of Douds, Iowa; her parents Kenneth and Janet Gilchrist of Douds, Iowa; along with several other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Faith Bridge Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Funeral Services will be Monday, June 30, at 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Interment will follow at Hedges Cemetery in Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Lake Regional Cancer Center, 54 Hospital Drive, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.