Olive LaFollette

September 2, 1925 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 96)


Olive Evelyn LaFollette, 96, of Gladstone, MO, passed away on January 08, 2022, at her home.  She was born on September 02, 1925 to Leonard and Gladys Butts.

She married the love of her life, Virgil Franklin LaFollette on March 20, 1943. She was a homemaker and very active in raising her three sons. She spent a lot of her time supporting her husband in his ministry and was a member of several churches in the metro area.  Virgil and Olive celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before his passing on January 8, 2004.

Olive was known for her giving spirit and kindness. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be missed dearly by those that loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister: Maxine Banes; brother: Glenn Butts; and granddaughter: Sally Ann LaFollette.

She is survived by her three sons: Wayne LaFollette of Smithville, MO; Jimmie (Mary) LaFollette of Kansas City, MO; and Kevin (Nicole) LaFollette of Kansas City, MO; sister: Darlene Smith, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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January 14, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Terrace Park Cemetery - Lakeside Chapel

Funeral Service
January 14, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Terrace Park - Lakeside Chapel

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