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Pathway-Millard Family Funeral Chapel
Monday March 21st, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Lee Angela White

Lee Angela White “Lee Ann”, 70, of Moberly, Missouri, went home to the Lord on March 13, 2022, at her home.

LeeAnn was born on May 27, 1951, in Kirksville, Missouri to Henry Fennel and Mary Williams.

She graduated from Moberly High School and from Moberly Area Community College in 1971 with an Associate’s Degree.

She was a member of the Coates Street Presbyterian church. Lee Ann was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and friends in her spare time.

Her family and friends will remember her for her kind heart and fun loving personality.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary Fennel and brother, Frank Fennel.

Lee Ann is survived by her daughter; Mary and Ross VanCleve of Moberly, MO and two grandchildren; Austin and Haley VanCleve, of Moberly, MO.

A visitation to celebrate Lee Ann’s life will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pathway-Millard Family Funeral Chapel in Moberly, MO. 

Arrangements are under the direction of PATHWAY-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 411 Union Avenue, Moberly, Missouri 65270 (660) 263-7284. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.pathwaymemorial.com.

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I can't remember a time when Lee Ann wasn't a part of my life. Maybe we became first acquainted in kindergarten, I really don't recall when she wasn't a part of my memories.
Lee Ann always embodied everything that was good. She had the sweetest, kindest personality. "Assume positive intent" was how she lived her life. She wasn't materialistic. She really didn't care about things. Her mother, Mary Lou, would make shopping trips to St. Louis to buy Lee Ann's clothes. While Lee Ann enjoyed her wardrobe but she would have been happy with clothes from shops in Moberly.
Every morning before school, weather permitting, we would signal each other from our front yards. I would walk over the railroad tracks and cross the road. Lee Ann would meet me there and we would walk to school.
We spent hours and hours on the swings in her yard just talking
As small-town girls, our lives would become interwoven with people and places.
My little brother, Pete, and Lee Ann's little brother, Duane, were the same age, in the same grade, and best buddies.
Lee Ann would marry Hartley Huntsman, who was one of my older brother's Wayne's best buddies.
My parents sold our home to Peggy Downing's parents. Peggy was another classmate. We had to move out before the end of the school year. We moved into the Fennel house just across the railroad tracks from our home.
Our relationship changed somewhat when Lee Ann's parents built a new home in Moberly, and she started high school there. The next year my parents moved our family to Springfield.
Time, circumstances, and distance have kept us apart as adults, but Lee Ann will always live in my heart as my dearest childhood friend.
Until we meet again, Lee Ann.

Sharon Pope Hatfield Mar 20 2022 10:10 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have wonderful memories of her when we were in school and young married ladies in the 1970s. Prayers for you and your family. Vicky DeWeese

Vicky DeWeese Mar 18 2022 2:22 PM

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom did so much for others. I enjoyed working with her on school PTO activities. She was a worker! May you cherish the memories you have of her!

Lisa Vanderburg Mar 18 2022 4:40 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Judith Carr Mar 15 2022 10:13 PM