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Luanna Mae “Lu” Urie

Luanna Mae “Lu” Urie, age 85, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at her home.


Lu Urie

She was born August 5, 1935 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Henry and Nancy Laura (Michener) Brunhoeber, who preceded her in death.


On November 13, 1999 in Cassville, Missouri she was united in marriage to Frank Rey Herbert, who survives. Also surviving are one sister, Nancy Brunhoeber of Shell Knob, Missouri and five grandchildren.


Lu graduated from high school in Wichita, Kansas and received her Bachelor Degree from Wichita State. She went on to receive her Masters Degree from UCLA and another Masters Degree at Azusa Pacific University. After high school she encouraged her mother to go to college with her so they could become school teachers, putting both herself and her mother through school while working 40 hours a week. For several years she was employed as a counselor in Human Resources for Los Angeles Rapid Transit District. In May, 2005 she moved from Hermosa Beach, California to Shell Knob to make her home.


One of her favorite pastimes was art, which she used to teach and she loved animals. She was a devoted and loving wife, an amazing grandmother and was unselfish and committed to family. Frank teased her by saying she had more degrees than a thermometer.


No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.


Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences

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