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Monday, November 9, 2015

Obituary - Lana Kay Herren

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Lana Kay Herren
Lana Kay Herren, age 70, of Nevada, MO passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. She was born October 26, 1945 in Independence, the daughter of Ervin Timothy and Wilma Ellen (Goss) Baldwin. On May 9, 1964 she was united in marriage to Noah Dwain Herren and he preceded her in death on December 21, 2008.

Lana moved at a young age to Nevada where she attended school. During her working years she was employed at Research Medical Center in Kansas City where the family lived for a time, then worked for the Nevada City Hospital and finally Heartland Hospital until her retirement. During her spare time she enjoyed reading, gardening, and sewing. She especially loved spending time with her family as well as her two pet dogs, Pixie and Daphne.

Survivors include her children, Teresa Ann Herren of Joplin; Lemma Christine Herren of Nevada; Laura May Parker and husband Melvin of Rich Hill; and Sarah Joyce Herren of Joplin; grandchildren, Timothy Alexander Herren; Christopher Thomas Herren-Lewis; and Skylar Renee Ocean Wood; step-grandchildren, Dalton Landers, Derek Parker, and Dustin Parker; brother Denver Eddie Baldwin; and special cousin, James Simmons whom was like a brother; other extended family members and friends. Aside from her husband, Lana was preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Service with interment for Lana Kay Herren will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Those who wish may contribute in her memory to Vernon County People for Pets in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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