LIBERAL-Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Christian Church in Liberal for Lois Nadine “Shorty” VanLandingham, 88, Liberal, who died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Sand Springs, Okla., after a long illness. Graveside services will be held at the Liberal Cemetery following the funeral service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Rick, Ron and Jerry VanLandingham, Dave Hill, Marty Owens and John Pock. Jim Pock and Ronnie VanLandingham will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association and/or American Heart Association in the name of Lois VanLandingham, in care of Daniel Funeral Home, 1201 Broadway St., Lamar, Mo 64759.
Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include her five children and their spouses, Terry and Dave Hill, Liberal, Rick and Sharon VanLandingham, Granite Bay, Calif., Ron and Debbie VanLandingham, Sand Springs, Okla.; Jerry and Lynn VanLandingham, Peyton, Colo. and Becky and Marty Owens, Woodinville, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Martin, Santa Rosa, Calif. and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Lawrence Essex, Leona Frame, Walter “Bud” Essex, Bertie Lewman and Harley Essex.
Mrs. VanLandingham was born June 2, 1925, in Liberal, to Roy and Versie (Smith) Essex. She attended Liberal High School. She moved from Liberal to Kansas City, Kan., and in 1963 relocated to Campbell, Calif. In 1982 she moved back to Liberal.
She married Myrl VanLandingham on Oct. 21, 1944. He died Oct. 13, 1996.