Vada “Elaine” Thrasher

Vada “Elaine” Thrasher, age 90, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 2:38 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.  She was born September 1, 1928, in Lutie, Missouri, the daughter of Jasper and Dottie (Frost) Hicks.
Elaine was a Nurse’s Aide for the Missouri Rehabilitation Hospital in Mt. Vernon and a member of the First Christian Church in Mt. Vernon.
On December 1, 1947, she married Ernest Lee Thrasher in Aurora, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on June 3, 2015.
Elaine is survived by her son, Dennis Thrasher and his wife, Loretta; two grandchildren, Jason Thrasher and his wife, Sherie and Stacey Morris and her husband, Melvin, all of Mt. Vernon; five great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Kathryn Houpt and her husband, Donzil, of Lenexa, Kansas and several nieces and nephews.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Dottie, husband, Ernest, three sisters and three brothers.
A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the First Christian Church in Mt. Vernon. Burial followed at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019, in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial donations may be made payable to the First Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.
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