Mildred Ann Lacy, 87, of Mountain Grove, passed away on July 12, 2020 at her home. She was born on Nov. 20, 1932 at Sargent, the daughter of George and Minnie Hubbell. Mildred was baptized at an early age in Potter Creek by the Rev. Charlie Collins of the Gum Springs Church.
She attended Cabool School receiving all her credits needed for graduations at the age of 15. She married Willard Gould and to this union seven children were born, Johnny, Willard Jay, Bill, Wanda (Wendy), Luther (Spud), Roger and Gloria (Cookie). After 13 years of marriage, she grew tired of Willard so she loaded all the children in the car and drove away. Sometime later she married John Lacy on Feb. 14, 1968, this marriage lasted until John’s passing on May 9, 2008.
During her lifetime, she had several different occupations, but the ones she enjoyed most was a cook and a truck driver. She enjoyed seeing the countryside while driving a semi with her husband, John.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Willard Gould; second husband, John Lacy; an infant son, Willard Jay Gould; an infant granddaughter, Amy Forbes; an infant great-great granddaughter, Elizabeth Todd; eight brothers and four sisters, Steve Hubbell, Johnny Hubbell, Celia Kozenecki, Jay Hubbell, Jack Hubbell, Imogene Brown, George Hubbell, Patsy Hendricks, Charles Hubbell, Fay Hubbell, Walter Hubbell and Luther Hubbell. She is survived by six children, Johnny Gould, of Mountain Grove; Bill Lacy and Denise, of Melba, Idaho; Wanda Forbes and Bill, of Glasgow; Luther Gould and Bonnie, of Cabool; Roger Gould and Deana, of Mountain Grove; and Gloria Sterner and John, of Mountain Grove; one sister, Ethelene Sanders, of Mountain Grove; grandchildren, Randy, Cheryl, Billy Joe, Rusty, Misty, Amanda, Robyn, Connie Travis, Jed, Justin and Christy; great grandchildren, Seth Brittany, Breana, Cameron, Cale, Camille, Lillie, Johnny Blake, Callen, Caiden, Levi, Breanna, Damien, Kristin, Faith, Payton, Alex, James, Jonathon, Osprey Imogene and McKenzie; great-great grandchildren, Paisley, McKenna, Aubrey, Andrew, Austin and Liam; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the funeral chapel with Greg Thompson and Bill Kelly officiating. Music was provided by Bill and Rose Kelly. Pallbearers were Seth Lacy, Travis Forbes, Justin Forbes, Jared Forbes, Billy Joe Gould and Rusty Gould. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Lacy, Cameron McMillon, Cale McMillon, Damien Gould, James Todd and Jonathon Todd.
Interment was in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
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