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Central Christian Church
Saturday November 13th, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Central Christian Church
Saturday November 13th, 2021

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Laurie Marie DeLaney

Laurie Marie DeLaney, age 41, of Moberly, MO passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at her home with family by her side.

She was born February 8, 1980 in Columbia, MO to Laura “Kay” (McCreery) (DeLaney) Snodgrass and Charles “Dave” DeLaney.

Laurie graduated from Moberly High School in 1998, completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Culver Stockton College in 2001 and her Master of Science at Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 2003.

She was a member of Central Christian Church of Moberly. She was also a member of Chi Omega sorority and most recently Altrusa International of Moberly. She was a co-chair of the Moberly Altrusa Literacy Committee and started Laurie’s Little Library. She also volunteered with the St. Louis Rugby Spartans and in 2009 for the D. C. Capitol Punishers. Laurie was also a huge supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Greater St. Louis Chapter, and in honor of her grandmother, she established Team Me-Maw.

Laurie’s desire for helping others overflowed into all aspects of her life, especially her profession. She was a Senior Staff Occupational Therapist in Rehabilitation at the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. In 2008, she returned to Missouri and worked as an Occupational Therapist at The Neighborhoods in Columbia, MO. With a desire to further her education, she went back to Washington University in St. Louis in 2014 and graduated with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2017. She then worked as a Program Coordinator and Occupational Therapist for Innovative Health and Wellness until February of 2021 until she was unable to work due to her illness. Laurie was highly devoted to her work and anyone who knew her knew she loved being able to help anyone and everyone that she could. Laurie will be greatly missed by many.

Loved ones preceding Laurie in death include her maternal grandparents, Betty (Riley) McCreery and Ralph McCreery; paternal grandparents, Margaret (Baker) DeLaney and Edgar DeLaney; uncle, Steve Embree; cousins, Rob Milby and Robyn (Milby) Grooms and fur baby, Bronx.

Survivors include her mother, Kay (Dennis) Snodgrass of Moberly, MO; father, Dave (Donna) DeLaney of Jefferson City, MO; sister, Lindsey DeLaney of Columbia, MO; half-sister, Kerrie DeLaney of Jefferson City, MO; step siblings, Will (Amy) Snodgrass of Ft. Collins, CO, Krystal Barnard of Columbia, MO, Kenny (Kristin) Hite of Massachusetts, Katie (Kyle) Shofler of Centerville, MO, and Kevin Hite of Jefferson City, MO, aunts, uncles, numerous nieces and nephews, other extended family and fur baby, Brooklyn.

A funeral and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Central Christian Church in Moberly, MO with interment to follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Madison, MO. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Everyone is advised to use the rear entrance on Fifth Street as front doors will be locked and everyone is encouraged to wear Laurie’s favorite color “purple”.

Memorial contributions in Laurie’s honor are suggested to Mid-America Camps, 1330 West Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63122 (please reference NEOLA “Northeast Ozark Lake Area” on the memo line) or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2609 E. Broadway #119, Columbia, MO 65201 (please reference Team Me-Maw of the Columbia, MO Alzheimer’s Walk on the memo line).

Condolences may be shared online at pathwaymemorial.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Laurie DeLaney

wayne and sue mccreery Nov 13 2021 6:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laurie DeLaney

Nelly Friedrichsen Nov 13 2021 3:09 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Craig Warson. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Laurie Marie DeLaney.

Craig Warson Nov 13 2021 10:06 AM

I went to college with Lauie at Culver Stockton. She was a sweet friend. She will be missed and many prayers to her family.

Nicole Orebaugh Nov 12 2021 10:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laurie DeLaney

Mary Jane Mead Nov 12 2021 6:24 PM

My deepest condolences. Laurie was a wonderful classmate and occupational therapist! I will miss her. A donation has been made to Alzheimer's Association, Team Me-Maw, in memory of Laurie. My family and I will continue to pray for you.

Cynthia Chiu San Nov 12 2021 5:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laurie DeLaney

Treva and Bob Mongler Nov 12 2021 2:09 PM

With deepest sympathy to Laurie's family.
I will alway remember Laurie as a kind and strong woman who quietly changed lives for the better. What still astonishes me is that she did so without want for fanfare or accolades. She was an example of sincerity, humility, perseverance, and love. I will miss my friend.

Lisa Martin Nov 11 2021 8:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laurie DeLaney

Lisa Martin Nov 11 2021 8:34 PM

Kay and Dennis
My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I am praying for comfort during this difficult time. Wishing you strength to face the days ahead and wonderful memories to cherish forever. Sending lots of prayers and hugs to you Kay.
Cindy and Gary Freelin

Cindy and Gary Freelin Nov 9 2021 5:46 PM

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