Elsie Vanetta Lasiter, 92, Granby, died at 6:03 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Freeman Neosho Hospital.
Mrs. Lasiter was born on Feb. 11, 1917, to William Henry DePew and Etta Cordelia (Taylor) DePew in Cassville.
Mrs. Lasiter was a lifelong resident of the Granby area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Granby United Methodist Church as well as being active in the Granby Senior Citizens.
Elsie and Cleo Lasiter were married on March 13, 1935, in Cassville, and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1990.
She is survived by three children, Wanda West, Durham, Kan., Evelyn Maile, Neosho, Jerry Lasiter, Granby; one brother, Harry DePew, Tulsa, Okla.; 19 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 11 great- great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death also by two children, James Lasiter and Donna Hastings; and one grandson, Scott Roberts; and one great- grandson, Brett Cushenbery.
Funeral Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Home, Granby. Officiating was Dr. Jerry Seigel. Burial followed in the Granby Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons, Larry Roberts, Gene West, Jr. Jason Tucker, Robert Maile, Chris Borshers, Chad Cushenbery, Jason West, Ian Allison, Kyle Allison.
The family request that memorial contributions in memory of Elsie be made to the Granby United Methodist Church, in c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Granby, 64844.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.