Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Lane


    Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Lane of St. James, Missouri was born March 17, 1950 in Lake City, Iowa to Hunter Campbell and Margaret Inez (Blakenship) McClure and passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the age of 70 years.


    She married Marvin Douglas Lane on December 12, 1970 in Webb City, Missouri.
    Beth graduated from Webb City Schools. After graduating from high school, she attended Missouri Southern College.
    For many years, Beth was employed as a secretary. Most recently, she worked for The State Historical Society of Missouri in the Rolla Research Room, located on  the campus of S&T. She had the opportunity to meet a number of individuals in helping research historical collections. She retired in 2017.
    Her many interests included sewing, cooking, crafts, scrap booking, reading, singing, cake decorating and camping. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Colorado and the Smokey Mountains. She enjoyed writing skits for church production. She always attended her grandsons’ sporting events. She was their loudest cheerleader.
    Beth touched many lives as a pastor’s wife. She served in many capacities in churches where Doug pastored as song leader, teacher, women’s missions, children’s church, AWANA and VBS director.
    She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in St. James.
    She is preceded in death by her parents, Hunter and Margaret McClure; and one brother, Kenneth Ray McClure.
    She was survived by her husband, Doug of the home; son, Kevin Douglas Lane of Rogersville, Missouri; daughter, Kimberly Bartle and husband Scott of St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren, Noah, Luke, Micah and Jonah Bartle and Nathan Lane; sister-in-law, Susan of Fort Scott, Kansas; brother-in-law, John Lane and wife Paula; other relatives and friends.
    Celebration of Life was held at 6 p.m. on Saturday August 29, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in St. James, Missouri.
    Pallbearers were Kevin Lane, Scott Bartle, Noah Bartle, Luke Bartle, Micah Bartle and Jonah Bartle.
    Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday August 30, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Jerry Bauman and Jerry Williams officiating.
    Private burial of the ashes will be at the Miles Cemetery on September 13, 2020. The First Baptist Church Quartet will sing with Janet Ashley playing the panio.
    Arrangement under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.