Annabelle Lee Vanlue, 79, Neosho, died July 27, 2010 at her home in Neosho, following an illness.


  Annabelle Lee Vanlue, 79, Neosho, died July 27, 2010 at her home in Neosho, following an illness. 

  Mrs. Vanlue was born April 15, 1931 in Costa, W. Va. and moved to the area in 1969 from Harvard, Ill. She graduated from Sherman High School in Seth, W. Va. and was a homemaker, loving wife and mother and was loved by everyone who knew her. 

  She enjoyed and loved playing bingo, especially with her best friend, Ann Hembree, and loved her two dogs, Jake and Sadie. She collected frog and butterfly items and loved her flower gardens. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends and especially by Linda Kennedy, from Harvard, Ill., her only niece, and her grandchildren, who she thought a lot of. 

  Annabelle and Robert Dale Vanlue were married on Dec. 15, 1951 at Harvard, Ill. and shared 59 years together and raised five children. In addition to her husband, Robert, she is survived by four children, Michael Vanlue and wife, Joyce, Neosho; Mark Vanlue and wife, Lisa, Stark City; Steven Vanlue and fiancé, Nova Propes, Neosho, and Lisa Whorton and fiancé, David Bottoms, Springdale, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a niece, Linda Kennedy and husband, Dick, Harvard, Ill.; and a brother-in-law, Willard Long, Harvard, Ill.

  She is preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Hall, great grandson, Austin; sister, Mary Elizabeth Long and her parents, Kermit and Elsie Rust.

  The body has been taken for cremation and no services are planned at this time. 

  Contributions in memory of Annabelle may be made to Compass Hospice, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO  64850.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Compass Hospice and Chaplain Mike Funderburgh for their care of Annabelle during her illness.

Arrangements under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.