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  1. Bob and Cindy Kirkland
    January 1, 2021 @ 7:22 pm

    Ronnie, Susan, and families. We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Love and prayers to you all.


  2. Melonie Bunn
    January 2, 2021 @ 2:02 pm

    Mr. Lovan will be remembered as one of the best superintendents to have ever blessed our community with his talent! He knew everyone and everything about his district! Mr. Lovan was respected throughout the State of Missouri in the world of school administration! He was a humble man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed! God bless his family during this time.


  3. Ron & Linda Hayes
    January 2, 2021 @ 6:33 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Lovan. We both worked for him at West Plains R-VII School District for many years. He was always fair and always greeted everyone with a big smile and handshake. And he showed his appreciation to all employees for our hard work and devotion. He will be missed. Prayers to the family for comfort and peace.

    Ron & Linda Hayes


  4. Mike and Diana Pace
    January 3, 2021 @ 11:16 am

    Our deepest sympathy. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.


  5. Bob Arnold
    January 4, 2021 @ 8:36 am

    Mrs. Lovan, my heart goes out to you and your family. He set a good example for all of us to emulate.


  6. Renee Stephens
    January 4, 2021 @ 2:17 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all of Mr. Lovan’s family. He was always kind and had a smile during my high school days.
    Renee Stephens


  7. Bill and Beverly Linson
    January 4, 2021 @ 3:45 pm

    Prayers for your family!!!


  8. Amber Redburn
    January 4, 2021 @ 6:11 pm

    The Lovan Families,

    We want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you on Wayne’s passing. During this difficult time our prayers/thoughts are with all of you. May God give each of you peace, comfort, encouragement, and strength as well. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Norris/Ivene Cozort
    Tim, Amber, and Corby Redburn


  9. Frances Pitts
    January 4, 2021 @ 9:07 pm

    Expressing my sympathy to the family of Mr. Wayne Lovan. He was a gentle soul and mentor for many in the West Plains R-12 school system.


  10. Cindy Murray
    January 5, 2021 @ 7:03 am

    I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. Wayne was a fine man and an outstanding educator. I’m forever grateful for his faith in me as an educator and for his encouragement when I was hired to teach in West Plains. He made a difference in my life and in the lives of so many others. I’m thankful for the blessings of his friendship and leadership. God Bless you all.


  11. David and Joyce Christopher
    January 5, 2021 @ 10:51 am

    Mr. Lovan will be missed. Prayers for the family.


  12. Craig and Sherri Cromer
    January 5, 2021 @ 7:19 pm

    Lovan Family so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man. Cherish your memories.


  13. Kathy Beaty
    January 6, 2021 @ 9:39 am

    To the family & friends.
    I remember him from WPHS.
    He was always a nice and kind man.
    May he rest in peace.
    Kathy (Bray) Beaty


  14. Karen Gott
    January 7, 2021 @ 8:31 am

    Barbara and family, my deepest sympathy. Wayne was a good man and he will be missed.

    Sue Gott


  15. Helen Baird
    January 7, 2021 @ 4:24 pm

    Lovan Family,

    I know these are such hard times, but having such wonderful memories always makes it somewhat easier. Wayne was loved and respected by so many in our community and he will be greatly missed.

    God’s Blessings,

    Casus and Helen Baird


  16. Amber Redburn
    January 7, 2021 @ 8:45 pm

    Barbara Lovan and Families,

    Bonnie James wanted me to extend her deepest sympathy to all of you on Wayne’s passing. She will have all of you in her daily prayers. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Amber Redburn


  17. Benny Nale
    January 9, 2021 @ 2:02 pm

    To Barbara, Susan, and Tracy. . .We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. May God’s peace and healing be with you all. I will never forget Wayne’s kindness. He loved helping others, and he always went out of his way to help me. I’m reminded of a time back in 1976 when I couldn’t get my old green, ’69 Chevelle Malibu started. I was always having troubles with the choke on that car. Well, Wayne showed up in a jiffy to help. We got a small gas can with just a bit of gasoline in it and poured a few drops in the choke or something similar, as I recall. Well, when I tried to start that car, we heard a “whoosh” and a pop. That little metal gas can had expanded out like a balloon. We were both very fortunate! Our families go back a long, long way, and I’m proud to count you as friends. Wayne will be sorely missed, but he lives on in all our good memories of him. You are all in our prayers.


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