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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Obit: Willie Ann Quesenberry

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  •    Willie Ann Quesenberry, daughter of Robert Reed and Grace LaMoine (Rollins) Howlett, was born April 15, 1928, in Pulaski County, in the Fairview Community. She departed this life Monday, May 28, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Lebanon, at the age of eighty-four years, one month and thirteen days. On April 12, 1947, she was united in marriage to John Truman Quesenberry and to this union three daughters and two sons were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Connie Sue and Debra Ann Quesenberry, a step great-grandson, Ashtyn Sufficool, three brothers, Rollins, Dale and Keith Howlett, and a sister, Gussie Black. Willie is survived by her husband, Truman Quesenberry; children, Pat Hays and special friend, Dean Moore, John Quesenberry and wife, Darla, and Bill Quesenberry all of Laquey, MO; six grandchildren, Jeff Smith (Barb), Tammy Smith, Jason Smith (Kerry), Amy, Susan, and Joshua Quesenberry; five step-grandchildren, Charlotta Wallander (Nathan), Timmy Sufficool (Shayna), Tyler Sufficool (Tammy), Troy Autrey (Andrea),and Albany Hampton; nine great-grandchildren, fourteen step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Kenneth Howlett and wife, Flo, of Richland, MO; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. She was born and raised in the Fairview area of Pulaski County and attended the Fairview School. Later attending the Richland High School and graduated with the Class of 1945. Went to Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, MO and received her teaching certificate. After she and Truman were married they continued to make their home here. She taught in a country school for a few years near Hazelgreen and then became a devoted wife and mother to her family. She also worked at Betty’s Café in St. Robert for a few years.  Willie had professed her faith in Christ and was a longtime faithful member of the Fairview Baptist Church. She was very involved at the church and had played the piano there for many years. She centered her life around caring for her family and her church. Her dog, Scooter, also held a very special place in her heart.  Willie was a loving wife and mother, a cherished grandmother and great-grandmother, a treasured sister and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed, but will live on in our hearts forever.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012 in the Memorial Chapel of Richland with Rev Larry Suggs and Rev. Francis Stiles officiating.  Soloist Becky Lercher sang “Beyond the Sunset”, “Suppertime” and “Serenaded By Angels”.  The song “Goodbye World Goodbye” performed by the Covenant Quartet was played.  Serving as escorts were Jason Smith, Nathan Wallander, Timmy Sufficool, Tyler Sufficool, Tommy Howlett and Donnie Howlett.  Serving as honorary escorts were Joshua Quesenberry, Russell Howlett, Eddie Howlett, Morris Howlett, Larry Echelberry and JR Black.  Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery of Laquey, Missouri.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at the funeral home.  Online condolences can be sent at www.memorialchapelsandcrematory.com.  
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