Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Blackwater Church of Christ in Blackwater. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Sept. 15, 1936, she was the daughter of the late David Avon and Delphine (Green) LaForce. On June 7, 1957, at Red Top Christian Church in Hallsville, she married Ronald Alexander, who survives of the home. After graduating from Hallsville High School in 1954, she graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in vocational home economics education and a Masters Degree in clothing and textiles in 1958. Additionally, she earned a Masters Degree as a reading specialist graduating Summa Cum Laude from Central Missouri State University. She taught vocational home economics for two years in Murray, Iowa, one year at Ashland and two years at Richmond. She taught adult classes for University Extension in clothing construction. She retired after teaching 22 years of teaching 5th and 6th grade at Blackwater Elementary School. She loved to be near her family, traveling across the United States, camping and canoeing with family and friends, and celebrating birthdays and holidays with her family. She was a member of the Church of Christ and taught children's Sunday school for many years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Brad Alexander of Dallas, Texas, Doug Alexander and his wife, Jennifer, of Marshall, Greg Alexander and his wife, Debbie, of Sheldon, Iowa, Jill Reynolds and her husband, Mel, of Marshall, and Kathi Barnes and her husband, Roger, of Chillicothe; six grandchildren; one brother, Gerald LaForce and his wife, Laurie, of Hallsville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Reynolds.
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