To the Family
Lonnie Allen Mahan of Catawissa, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on January 25, 2011 having reached the age of sixty-six years, six months and twenty-three days. Lonnie was born in Robertsville, MO, on July 2, 1944, son of Clarence Mahan and Lena Mahan nee Kopf. In 1962 he was united in marriage to Patricia Leavitt and three children came to bless this union. In 1968 he was united in marriage to Jeanette Culbreath and two children came to bless this union. In 1993 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Weeley nee Baker and their families were joined as one.
Lonnie is survived by five sons, James “Jimmy” Mahan and wife, Lorrie, of Pacific, MO, Wayne Mahan and wife, Deanna, of Columbia, MO, Michael Weeley, David Weeley and Eric Weeley and wife, April, all of Robertsville, MO; by six daughters, Annette McMahan and husband, Will, of Anderson, MO, Robin Bond and husband, Gary, of Anderson, Deanna Pogue and husband, Tom, of Cuba, MO, Susan Mahan of Licking, MO, Lona Pogue and husband, Amos, of Cuba, Kimberly Blanks and husband, Roger, of Catawissa; by one sister, Pansy Helm and husband, Art, of Robertsville; by twenty-seven grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lena Mahan; by his wife, Jeanette Mahan; by his wife, Evelyn Mahan;; by one brother, Gordon Mahan; and by two sisters, Oma Strothmann and Mattie Cason.
Lonnie was a Christian and had been raised in the Baptist faith. During most of his working years, he worked in law enforcement and for about fifteen years, was employed by the City of Spartanburg, SC. He was an outdoorsman and his favorite pastimes included hunting and fishing, especially when his boys went with him. Lonnie was a family man at heart and nothing made him happier than spending time with his children and grandchildren.
A kind and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Friday, January 28, 2011 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Gary Daud officiating. Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Catawissa, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.