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Lena S. Lape

July 22, 1938 — February 23, 2024

O'Fallon, Missouri

Lena S. Lape (nee Purdom), of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Alvie JR Lape; cherished daughter of the late Frances and Luther Clyde Purdom; devoted mother of Beverly Craig, and the late Deborah Sims; loving grandmother of Michael (Arianna) Sims, and Krista (Joel) Grubb; precious great grandmother of Olivia, Konnor, Pierce, Audrey, Alexander, Ashton, Jax, and Caia; dear sister of Virginia (Donald) Thompson, Ted (Nancy) Purdom, the late James Purdom, and the late Billy Purdom; treasured aunt, great aunt, and great-great aunt. Lena was also preceded in death by her first husband, Oliver Craig.

Lena was married to Oliver Craig from 1956 to 2005. To this union was born their daughters, Deborah, and Beverly. After Oliver's passing, Lena was married to Alvie JR Lape in 2013 until his death in 2018. Lena was blessed with two wonderful husbands. She was a devout member of the New Life Center - Bridgeton, MO, and Cornerstone Apostolic Church - Wentzville, MO. Lena was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Lena's name to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Cemetery Information

St. Charles Memorial Gardens

3950 W Clay St

St Charles, MO 63301

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs

3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs

3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

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Interment

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

St. Charles Memorial Gardens

3950 W Clay St, Saint Charles, MO 63301

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