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Lena Mae Wake, a resident of West Plains, passed away June 17, 2019, while at her residence. Born March 24, 1953, to Estal Monroe and Doris M. (Thompson) Wake in West Plains, Mo., she was 66 years old.

Lena grew up in the Willow Springs area and attended the local schools.  She graduated from Willow Springs High School, Class of 1971.  She worked for a short time at Dollar General; however, Lena was a very talented artist who designed and painted signs.  She loved anything to do with arts, crafts, and decorating.  She also enjoyed collecting tea pots and miniature tea sets.  It was said she even made doll houses.  Her favorite times were spent watching movies and just spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Lena was described as a very spiritual and godly woman.  She will be greatly missed by her family, her friends, and all who knew her.

Lena is preceded in death by her parents; her son, David Bailey; her sister, Juanita Collins; and her great nephew, Bryan Collins.

She is survived by her daughters, Aimee Elmore of Willow Springs and Shelby Brown of West Plains.  She is further survived by her grandchildren: Brady, Chloe, Bailee, and Arianna, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Lena were Friday, June 21, 2019, at Little Zion Church in Douglas County with Pastor David Lovan officiating.  Interment will follow in the Little Zion Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in Lena’s memory may make them to the Little Zion Cemetery, and may be left at the funeral home.  Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC.  On-line condolences may be left at


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