Doris N. Lalla
Doris N. Lalla, 70, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away on May 30, 2009, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family from a long illness. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, June 2, at Langsford Funeral Home. Entombment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Children International, 2000 E. Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131 and Odyssey Hospice, 800 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 150, Kansas City, MO 64131. Mrs. Lalla was born Dec. 3, 1938, in Indianola, Miss., to Johnny Leroy and Inas N. Burton. Prior to her passing , she and her husband, Frank Lalla, operated several businesses in Raytown and Lee's Summit areas. Mrs. Lalla's greatest joy in life was spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren - all of whom loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Frank of the home; three children, Patrick Scroggin  (Patty) , Vickie Wiedenmann (Bill), and Robin Valentine; stepdaughter, Patti Sandeen. She also is survived by her six grandchildren, Tisha , Missy , Dan, Tom , Katie, and Ben; her sister, Ann Wheaton (Claire) of Michigan; her brother, Sonny Burton of Lee's Summit; her close cousin, Margie Matthews (Richard) of N. Little Rock, Ark., and many additional family members. Special thanks to Odyssey Hospice, especially Tracie, Latrece and Suzanne. Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64063 (816) 524-3700.
Published in Kansas City Star on 6/1/2009