Graveside services for Thelma “Lorene” Bottom, 99, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bottom passed away at 10:15 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at NHC Healthcare.
She was born August 2, 1916, at Willow Springs, Missouri, to William Charles “Charlie” Anstine and Florence Kackley Anstine. She attended Willow Springs schools, graduating with the Class of 1934 and on February 16, 1935, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Clinton Lewis “Bud” Bottom, who preceded her in death on March 21, 1997. Mrs. Bottom was a member of First Christian Church, West Plains, for more than sixty years and was active in many church programs. She was also a member of Rebekah Lodge, W. L. Club II and was a volunteer at Ozarks Medical Center for nearly twenty-five years. She was employed at International Shoe Company for many years, retiring in 1978. Lorene enjoyed reading, sewing and especially enjoyed her large vegetable garden that she shared with friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed traveling to new places; she and her husband spent several winter seasons in south Texas and traveled into Mexico.
She is survived by three children, Elaine Franks and husband, Randall, West Plains, Missouri, Don Bottom, Willow Springs and Larry Bottom, Dumas, Texas; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Her parents, husband, one sister, Dorothy Gastineau, one brother, Henry Anstine, an infant sister, Helen Anstine and an infant brother, Paul Anstine, precede her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to any charity of choice or to the Robert Evans fund at First Christian Church and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.