Caroline June LaBarge

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    Caroline June LaBarge of St. James, Missouri was born on September 30, 1932 in Granite City, Illinois to Jesse and Jennie Sherell Burnett and passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at the age of 89 years.


    Caroline loved to play Bingo and going to the Casino to play the slot machines. She enjoyed a good Chuck Norris movie - the more excitement the better.
    Many evenings where spent with Bud listening to bluegrass music and playing shuffle board. She loved being around people.
    She worked at Zeno’s Restaurant in Rolla, Missouri as an office manager and also as a hostess for almost 30 years.
    In later years, she attended the St. James Christian Church.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Jennie Burnett; husbands; one daughter, Pam McAntire; and four brothers, George Owen Burnett, Jessie “Junior” Burnett, Kenneth Burnett and Carl Marion Burnett.
    She is survived by a son, Larry Lee LaBarge and wife Dollie of Licking, Missouri; two daughters, Leasa Elrod and husband Pete of Belle, Missouri and Nancy Southard and husband Frank of Rolla, Missouri; son-in-law, George McAntire of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Mike Collier and wife Robyn, Julie Hammond and husband Jason, Shellie Koons and husband Michael, Peter Ryan Elrod and wife Lindsay, Lucas Elrod and fianceé Britini, Cody Jackson, Jeremy Southard and wife Almedia, Courtney Southard and wife Jenette, Jerry Coleman and wife Theresa and Donna Coleman; great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday July 7, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday July 8, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Alan Wynn officiating.
    Pallbearers were Cody Jackson, Lucas Elrod, Mike Collier, Jason Hammond, Courtney Southard and Mike Koons.
    Burial was in the St. James Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.