Annalee Constance Ladd
January 3, 1927 – November 18, 2019
Annalee Constance Ladd, widow of Jack A. Ladd, was born to Ralph and Bessie Williams in Warren, Ohio on January 3, 1927. Lee passed into Glory rather unexpectedly Monday, November 18, 2019 after a rather rough month. The last month of her life Lee surprised several doctors by experiencing several miraculous comebacks and staying tenacious – she was a woman who knew what she wanted – to be in her home and was willing to push and shove to be there. She had battled lymphedema for about 10 years but refused to give up hope…she was so excited that she had lost 70 pounds and was looking forward to getting out of her newly acquired hospital bed and back into her lift chair so that she could get back to walking again.
She wasn’t elderly in her heart and mind, but was pushing for the 120 years spoken of in the Scripture. She trusted in the Lord and fully believed in the return of Jesus and would often quote her Pastor, “She was looking forward to the “upper taker” not the undertaker.”
Lee and her mother, Bessie, moved to Kansas City in 1943. Her first job was at Katz Drug store on Main St. as a soda fountain clerk. Upon graduation from Paseo High School she attended Olivette Nazarene College in Kankakee, Illinois.
Lee was married to Calvin Tolle from 1953-1962. Her two children Jim and Connie were products of this marriage. In 1967 she married Jack Ladd, who also had two children from a previous marriage, Jane and John joined the family in 1968. Lee was the proud grandmother of 4 grandchildren and their spouses. Her special blessings were her 4 great-grandchildren, and she was so excited that another baby Mills is on the way.
Jack had been a carpenter for years and after their marriage Lee joined him in building homes and developing subdivisions. Lee worked in every area of the business from drawing floor plans, framing-in houses, painting and staining, decorating and working with buyers as they navigated the purchase process.
They were active and faithful members of Grandview Assembly of God for 40 years, until their minister moved to Kimberling City…although he and his precious wife, Sonya, remained their Pastor. In her later years, Lee enjoyed TV ministry programs as long as they taught/preached what she knew was Biblical and rung true with what her Pastor taught.
Lee enjoyed making quilts and sewing was one of the things she could still do in her later years; she has quilts of various sizes all over the country – if one of her pen-pals told her they were expecting a grandchild or had someone getting married or another special occasion with a joyful heart she would make them a quilt.
She was a successful business woman and believed you can’t take advantage of opportunities unless you are prepared for them. She was faithful and true never wanting to be a burden even if some of her decisions made others have to greatly adjust. Even in hospital, we would read about the authority of the believer, healing scriptures, pray for salvation of those we love, sing and praise God for his victory. She taught us to appreciate each other, forgive one another, love what God had created, see the beauty of nature and love God above all. She knew what it was like to be happy with little or with much and had an inner joy and peace that shown through her blue eyes and the songs that were never far from her lips.
- Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
- Memorial Service Friday, November 22, 2019
Annalee Constance Ladd
November 23, 2019
John and I are so sorry in the passing of Aunt Lee. We enjoyed her Christmas cards each year.
May God’s comforting arms and your memories help you thru this time.
November 21, 2019
I have many fond memories of Lee and her Husband Jack. My wife (Hazel)) and me have had the privilege of being a guest in their home for Dinner and Great fellowship , a few times. Lee was a great Cook, her dinners were always very delicious .She was a Great Christian lady, who loved the Lord and served him as best she could given her disability’s that prevented her from attending Church as she would have liked too. She was devoted to her Husband Jack, her Children, and herGrandchildren., and her friends. Lee will be Greatly missed by all who knew her.
November 20, 2019
I knew Annalee only as grandma through her daughter Connie. She was a very sweet sweet lady enjoyed talking to her. Thoughts and prayers for the family. Will miss her greatly.