Saturday, November 6, 2021

Obituary - Lola Lorene Gragg

Lola Lorene Gragg, 83, Adrian, MO, left this earth on November 4, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2021 at the Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian.

Lola was born December 3rd, 1937 to Lawrence Emory Finsch and Blanch May Burton in Marlborough MO. She was united in marriage to Arlo W Hinds in 1960. To this union three children were born: Clifford, Darlene and Stefanie. Lola raised her children and worked as a cook at various places. Even after retirement, she cooked for her neighbors and family. She was an avid animal lover. She rescued many dogs and fed any needy animal.

Lola loved her life and her family, expressing how proud she was of all of them. She was our “computer grandma”. She found much joy in the deep friendships she formed with her Twitter buddies. She was Cher’s #1 fan. Lola posted a picture with her and a new Cher perfume; the picture went viral. Cher began tweeting with Lola and they became friends.

Lola was quick witted with a great sense of humor; liked having a new car and would say, “If I can’t drive it, I’ll just look at it”. She had a very close relationship with her mother and they went on adventures to find old carnival glass.

Lola was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Charles Wirt and Lawrence Finsch, a sister, Hazel Wirt, her son, Clifford, her grandson, Clayton Roby and a great-grandson, Ethan Roby. She is survived by her daughters: Stefanie Avery, Darlene Pruden and husband, Steve; grandchildren: Shara Jacobs, Maranda Downey, Preston Roby, Jordan Downey, Brittany Moorhead, and Dylanjer Downey; great-grandchildren: JJ, Harmony, Selena, Alyssa, Joselyn, Amelia, Jensen, Daxton, Matexli, Dean, Samual, James, Loreali, Kinclee, and Lennox; and special friends, Ginger Long, David Hooper and CaryLynn Jones.

She was a unique person who will be dearly missed.

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