Lou Jean Lamme Calvert died on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at her home in Canton, Missouri. She was born on March 27, 1930 near Laclede Missouri to Roy S. Lamme and Lula Shanks Lamme. After finishing eighth grade in a one-room schoolhouse, she graduated from Laclede High School. She later worked as a secretary for the Livingston County Welfare Office. In 1949 she married George Calvert of Linneus, Missouri, and they farmed for five years. They moved to Milan Missouri and joined the Methodist Church. In 1959 the family moved to Missouri Canton and transferred their membership to the Immanuel United Methodist Church.
Jean has served with United Methodist Women, served on the Lewis County Nursing Home Board of Directors, the Cantonal Church Council and completed 57 hours at Culver-Stockton College. She has published poetry in Today’s Farmer magazine and other publications. In 1992 she was recognized as an outstanding citizen by the cantonal chamber of commerce.
Survivors include her husband George Calvert, children Sam Calvert and wife Janice, Anne Whitehead, Jane Herring, Kerri Calvert and husband Nuusa T. Faamoe, Ruth Tamulonis and husband John, and Grace Calvert and husband Andy Harris. In addition, eleven grandchildren (William Calvert, Seth Calvert, Mara Calvert, Abigail Whitehead, Angela Herring, Amy Herring, Taluai Bryce, Tapaau Faamoe, Nuusa Faamoe, Isaac Faamoe and Maxwell Tamulonis, who are scattered from Brooklyn New York to Vancouver, Washington and Mexico) and four great-grandchildren (Alaina Bryce, Xela Bryce, Leonard Bryce and Hope Susan Jean Calvert).
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Sue McQueen, sister Mary Jo Ellis and daughter Susan Calvert (Susan survived from her husband Kevin Cosgrove).
The funeral service for Jean will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Canton under the direction of Martha Jones. The burial takes place in the Forest Grove Cemetery in the canton. The visitation will take place on Friday, June 18, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Davis Funeral Home in Canton and again from 9:00 a.m. until the service in the church.
Instead of flowers, memorials to the Immanuel Methodist Church or the cantonal library, requested by Jean, can be made.
Online condolences can be left at www.davis-fh.com
Published by Herald-Whig on June 16, 2021.