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Arlene Adele Lasley

Arlene Adele Lasley, 62, formerly of Cabool, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, at her home in West Plains, Missouri.

She was born on September 28, 1948 in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Jay Dee and Dorlene (Sullens) Spencer.

Arlene passed away peacefully in her home. She was on this earth 62 years, seven months and 26 days. She lived the first half of her life in California before moving to this area in the late ‘70s to be closer to her family. Her family was a very important part of her life; she loved spending time with others and enjoying the simpler things in life. She was honest and supportive to all those around her. She always found humor in life’s situations and passed that same sense of humor on to her sons. Arlene loved to laugh and have a good time.

Arlene was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, aunt and grandmother. She loved spending her time with friends and family. She was a laid back and easy-going person. Arlene’s life had its struggles, but she always made the best out of life’s challenges.

Arlene was preceded in death by her father, Jay Dee Spencer, and her stepfather, Howard Morrison.

She is survived by her mother, Dorlene Morrison of West Plains; her three sons, Raymond Morrison and wife Sharon of Cabool, Mark Morrison of Boulder, Colordao, and Bryan Lasley of Farmington, Missouri; two sisters, Julie Spencer and Lydia Morak and husband Jimmy, all of West Plains; eight grandchildren, Katie, Kelsey, Laura, Joel and Megan Morrison and Matt, Bailey and Markus Lasley; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Graveside services were at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2011, at Green Mountain Cemetery. Interment was under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.

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