Born: April 27, 1958 - Deceased: March 13, 2019
Lora L. Stogner, nee Massena, 60, of O Fallon, Illinois, born Sunday, April 27, 1958, in Chicago, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, Illinois.
Lora worked for O’Fallon School District 90. There are lights that burn so bright we can’t help but to bask in their intensity. Lora Stogner was one of those lights. She loved her family and friends with a fierceness. Thankful are those of us who were able to absorb the warmth of her light. We are blessed and bettered because of it.
Lora had a firecracker personality that kept us all in anticipation waiting for her to go off and leave the room in stitches. Small but mighty, short and sweet, tiniest but loudest person in the room; with a voice you could hear 3 isles over in the grocery store. She always said never a dull moment and boy was she right! With her there was fun in even the simplest of life’s everyday tasks and from her we could all learn to live a little more lively appreciating even the smallest of things.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Through her grandchildren her legacy goes on as she touched and shaped the great people they will grow to become. Rest In Peace sweet Wife, Mother, Nana, sister, cousin, and friend. We’ll see you when we get there.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Parents: David Lee and Shirley Ann, nee Barfield, Massena
- Son: Thomas S. Stogner
Surviving are her:
- Husband: Thomas Stogner of O Fallon, IL
- Daughter: Stephanie ((Jeremy Given)) Stogner of Fairview Hgts, IL
- 3 brothers
- David (Deb) Massena of Sorento, IL
- Bert Massena of Caseyville, IL
- Don Massena of Caseyville, IL
- Sister: Kathy (Mark) Craig of O Fallon, IL
- 5 grandchildren
- Jadyn Holt
- Tommy Stogner
- Alex Stogner
- Giana Spiller
- Katie Stogner
- Carole (Scott) Hassall
- Jo Stogner
- Many loving nieces, nephews and cousins
Memorials: Memorials may be made to a college fund for her five grandchildren. (Make checks payable to Stephanie Stogner.)
Visitation: Memorial Gathering from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm, March 23, 2019, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.