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Katrena (Lakey) Altizer

Katrena LeeAnn (Lakey) Altizer, daughter of Gary and Mary (Floyd) Lakey, was born on April 16, 1988 in Springfield, Missouri, and departed this life on April 20, 2016, in Nixa, Missouri. She was 28 years of age.
 
She was raised in the Mountain Grove and Cabool, Missouri, area. Later, she moved to Springfield, where she graduated from Central High School in 2006.

In 2010, Katrena was united in marriage to Jacob Altizer in Walnut Grove, Missouri. One daughter, Jade, was born to this union.

She graduated from Missouri College Of Cosmetology and then moved to Harrison, Arkansas. She worked as a hairdresser in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and later moved to Nixa and was working at Fantastic Sams Hair Salon in Ozark, Missouri, at the time of her passing.

Katrena enjoyed painting on canvas with charcoal, singing, and playing the guitar. She also enjoyed going camping and spending time outdoors.

She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Katrena was preceded in death by her father, Gary Lakey, and her grandfather, Robert Kinkaid.

She is survived by her husband, Jacob Altizer; one daughter, Jade Moon Altizer of Nixa; her mother, Mary Floyd of Houston, Missouri; her grandmother, Evelyn Kincaid of Nixa; two brothers, Greg Ryan of Houston and Jason Kuster of Mountain Grove; two sisters, Julia Dunkmann of Nixa and half-sister Lora Kuster of Nixa; and a host of other family and friends.
 
Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Yates Cemetery with Rev. Terry Brown officiating. Pallbearers were Dusty Kinkaid, Jim Kinkaid, Jason Kuster, and Greg Ryan. Song selections were “Standing On The Promises,” “Just A Closer Walk,” and “I’ll Fly Away.” Burial was in Yates Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. 

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