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Lorene Joslin of Springfield, Mo., died March 25, 2011 following a stroke. Betty Lorene Hallett was born in Willow Springs, Mo., May 13, 1932, the daughter of Homer Cecil Hallett and Trixie Frazee Hallet, both of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, George B. Joslin, of the home, son David Joslin (wife May Yean Lim) and granddaughters Yanling and Jiajia, all of Portland, Oregon; son Tim Joslin of Richmond, Virginia; sisters Bonnie Hallett and Louise Short of Springfield; brother Eugene Hallett (wife Bonita Watson Hallett) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; a special family friend, Susan Reid; and many friends and relatives.
Lorene dedicated her life to the Lord, her family, and her church. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Springfield. She gave many years of loving service to Deaf people as interpreter and friend. She had an active interest in genealogy and was a member of the Ozark Genealogy Society of Springfield. The theme of her life was her favorite hymn: "Life is worth living, just because He (Jesus) Lives.
Under the direction of Klingner-Cope Funeral Home, a memorial service will be held Sunday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m., in the chapel of First Baptist Church, 525 South Avenue, Springfield. Visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Following cremation, a family graveside service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Baptist International Mission Board "for deaf mission work" (www.imb.org, PO Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230).
Published in the News-Leader on Mar. 27, 2011