Shirley Elaine “Laine” Sutherland, daughter of Wayne Norman and Frances (Cooley) Sutherland, was born Aug. 30, 1952, in Mountain Grove, and passed away July 14, 2020, at Mercy in Springfield. She was 67 years, 10 months and 15 days of age.
Laine graduated from Norwood High School with the Class of 1970. Education was very important to Laine. She earned a Master’s of Fine Arts degree and worked as a curator for several universities over the years. Laine loved genealogy, reading, traveling and growing flower and vegetable gardens. She was a very outgoing person and made lifelong friends wherever she lived. Laine retired and moved back to Mountain Grove to be a caregiver for her parents a few years ago. She had been battling pancreatic cancer since December 2019.
Laine was preceded in death by an infant brother, David Wayne Sutherland. She is survived by her parents, Wayne and Frances Sutherland; one sister, Greta Cope and her husband, Bob, all of Hartville; one nephew, Aaron Cope; several cousins, aunts, and uncles, other relatives and special friends who will dearly miss her. Visitation for Laine Sutherland was held Friday, July 17, 2020, from 5-7 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Denlow Cemetery with Todd Richardson officiating. Burial was in Denlow Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Denlow Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Online condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.
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