Graveside services for Grace Elizabeth Lampitt, 93, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2013, at Mackey Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lampitt died at 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born February 20, 1920, in Howell County, Missouri, to William Henry Stoke and Edith Moss (Buren) Stoke. After graduating from Willow Springs High School with the Class of 1937, she attended the William Rockhill Nelson Art Institute and the Norman Feather School of Art in Kansas City. She was employed for several years in the field of commercial art in Kansas City and Washington, D.C. On March 6, 1953, she was married at Kansas City, to Albert Edward Lampitt, of Chicago. They made their home in Chicago, where she was active in the garden club; winning a number of ribbons for her designs. In retirement, she moved with her husband to the Branson area. She was a volunteer at the hospital and wrote feature and human interest articles for several local publications. Mrs. Lampitt was of the Presbyterian faith and in her early years, was active in the young adult division of her church and was artist for the church publications.
She is survived by one sister, Helen Wilborn, husband, Sam, West Plains, Missouri; two step-daughters, Barbara Carter, husband, Bill, Ramsey, Illinois and Susan Magnetta, husband, Ernest, Lombard, Illinois.
Her parents and husband precede her in death.
Mrs. Lampitt will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Thursday until noon Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.