Carole Ann Laster


    Carole Ann Laster of St. James, Missouri was born June 8, 1939 in North Platte, Nebraska to George and Mabel Brown Waters and passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the age of 83 years.


    She married Gerald Laster on November 19, 1977 in Boulder, Colorado.
    Carole retired from Missouri Veterans Home where she worked as a certified records technician.
    She enjoyed the farm life, watching birds, tending her flowers and plants as well as spoiling her cats. She had many indoor hobbies. She liked to write in her journal, sewing, crochet, knitting and puzzles.
    She was very active in the Eastern Star for many years. She was the past District Deputy Grand Matron for the 49th District Grand Chapter of Missouri Order of Eastern Star. She held dual membership at the St. James Eastern Star Chapter # 235 and Perryville, MO Chapter #46. She and Jerry were very active in many area Eastern Star Chapters in the State of Missouri.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mabel Brown; husband, Gerald Laster who passed away March 27, 2018; son, Wesley Kirchhofer; and brother, Allen Moran.
    She is survived by sons, Rory Kirchhofer of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Terry Laster of Rolla, Missouri and Gerald Laster and wife Amy of St. James, Missouri; daughters, Debbie Hardin of Meqsuite, Texas, Yvonne Hardesty of Rolla, Missouri and Kimberly Laster of Columbia, Missouri; brothers, Arthur Moran of Texas and James Moran of Omaha, Nebraska; sisters, Kathleen Hawes of Kansas and Mary Ashby of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren and great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Eastern Star services held at 10:30 a.m.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Brother Craig Rippey officiating.
    Burial was in the St. James Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.