September 27, 2017

Lori A. Rossiter, 54, of rural Ewing, Mo., was called home to be with her Lord on September 23, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

Lori was born August 29, 1963 in Quincy, Ill., a daughter of Glenn Lee and Betty Lou Smith East.

On April 21, 1990 in La Grange, Mo., she was united in marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Tim Rossiter. He survives.

Lori was a very quiet person that kept to herself. She was a very honest person that loved her Lord. She had a lot of friends that will miss her including very close friend, Pam Wolfmeyer.

Lori worked for 27 years at Blessing Hospital and Blessing Physician Services in several departments. When Lori retired because of her illness she was a Coder. Lori was a member of Dover Baptist Church.

Before her sickness she and her husband raised small animals on their small farm. She enjoyed this very much and had them all spoiled. On Sunday afternoons you could count on her cleaning one of the huts, cages or be in the shed with babies or eggs. She and Tim traveled to several states attending small animal auctions. She liked working in her garden and spent many summer days planting or pulling plants. In the evenings she could be found sitting on the front porch.

She was a very good cook and all the family gatherings were held in their home. No matter how much Mac and Cheese or Mashed Potatoes she made, there was never enough for second helpings. In the winter month’s they would get together with family and play cards. She would make Chili and Taco Soup or Ham Salad Sandwiches, which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. According to the grandkids, she could never make enough Oreo dessert or pumpkin pie.

Survivors include her husband Tim of rural Ewing and to this union four daughter were raised, Lori’s daughter, Jessica (Jeff) Mayes of Ewing, Mo; Tim’s daughters, Amber (Kyle) Ray of Kahoka, Mo, Kim (Jered) Brisby of Hedrick, Iowa and Ashley (Kevin) Finch of Keokuk, Iowa. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Sierra and Leigha Cox, Raygan Mayes, Lane Zinnett, Malia, Michelle and Justice Finch, Annalise Smith, Jeri and Jackie Ray and Kadance and Reece Brisby; brothers in law, sisters in law, several cousins and also her four legged lap friends, Booboo, Buffy, Tucker, Della and Tabby.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her in laws, Charlie and Milly Rossiter, a sister in infancy Rhonda Kay East and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in La Grange with Pastor Floyd Pyle officiating. Visitation was held Sept. 26 in the funeral home. Pallbearers: Denzil Prisner, James (Pogo) Mosby, Kent Spindler, Alec Rossiter, Kevin Finch and Gail Sneeden Kindhart.

Honorary Pallbearers: Mark Murphy, Mike Dill, Walter Davis, Bud Davis, Jack Curtis and Michael Prisner

Music: Chris Cunningham, organist and George and Jodi Shumate, vocalist’s singing “Amazing Grace”. Recorded selection: “Hallelujah”

Burial will be in Mark’s Cemetery in La Grange.

The family suggests memorials be made to Blessing Foundation for Cancer Patients. Online condolences may be left at www.davis-fh.com