Carol Ann House

Carol Ann House, 73, of Lockwood passed away Dec. 18, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield after a long bout of illness.  She was born May 17, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Harry Harold and Betty Joan (Lakatos) Steffen.
House and her family moved to Missouri at the end of 1986 and she spent the next 34 years living at her home in Lockwood. She spent several years working as a cook at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood and then as a cook at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon. She was a jack of all trades as she was once a catering truck driver, a semi truck driver, a taxidermist, department store manager, auction house manager, school bus driver, among other various occupations.
On Aug. 28, 1995, she married John Meridith House Jr., in Lockwood.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2020.
She had five biological children, Sherry (David) Hull of Lockwood, Charles (Brenda) Delaney of Stockton, Jamie (Darrell) Delaney-Stevens of Walnut, Iowa, and Renae (Pat) Griffin and of Omaha, Neb.; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; daughter, Betty Parham and three brothers, Bobby, John and Ronnie Steffen.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon.


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