June "Jeanette" (Coffman) Laster

September 13, 1936November 22, 2018
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June Jeanette Coffman Laster, 82, Independence, Missouri, went to be with her Lord, Thursday, November 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day). She died peacefully at Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit, Missouri, with her one and only daughter holding her hand and her son-in-law holding his wife's other hand. She lived a long and good life and made many, many, many friends who will treasure their own special enduring memories of her. She brought a smile to everyone she met and loved and cared for all of God's creatures.

Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2018, and Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel, 509 S Noland Road, Independence, MO. Burial will be at Newcomer's Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, Research for Second Hand Smoke, 8400 W 110th Street, Suite 130, Overland Park, KS 66210 or Friends of Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64132. A special thanks to the Saint Luke's Team of Doctors, Nurses and Staff and the physical therapy provided by Villages of Jackson Creek Health and Rehabilitation Services.

She was born September 13, 1936, in Independence, Missouri, to Clyde and Cleo Coffman. She spent her entire life in Independence, Missouri, serving her God, her church, her community, and her family. In the summer of 1972, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and became a member of Rockwood Baptist Church.

Jeanette was a happy little girl and her parents knew they could count on her. Her first job was helping her Dad mark golf balls after school at the driving range he owned at the historic Rockwood Golf Club. When she reached her teenage years, she also worked concessions at the Englewood Theater and looked forward every weekend to going to Bristol School's Teen Town. She was an excellent student and was on the Honor roll every year in high school, a member of the Theta society, a Student Council member and a Treble Clef club member. She was appointed by American Legion Post to attend Missouri Girls State two years in a row while in high school. As a junior, she went to Fulton and held the office of City Clerk and as a senior, she went to Jefferson City and was elected and served as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Jeanette graduated from Northeast High School in 1954 and began her adult employment, spending nearly all of her secretarial/administrative assistant career in the banking business. During this time, she was first Vice President of the Credit Women's Breakfast club. She was a Loan Officer at both Metropolitan Savings and Blue Valley Federal Savings, transitioning into a Government employee with the Resolution Trust Corporation. When RTC ended, she worked at American Ingredients until she retired, often saying she went from "a banker to a baker".

Jeanette is preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 50 years, Loyd Liles Laster, Jr., her sister, Judith Lane Coffman, her brother-in-law, John Franklin Laster, Sr., and her nephew, Edwin Laster. Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Leslie Lynn Laster Burton and her son-in-law, Dean Stuart Burton of Independence. Also surviving is her sister, Mary Beth Latimer of Independence and her brother Sammy Ray Coffman of Independence and her sister-in-law, Carolyn Laster of Oak Grove. Jeanette also leaves behind four nephews, Lawrence Latimer, Greg Latimer, John Laster, and Patrick Laster. Jeanette will be deeply missed by all her family and friends as well as her newly adopted "grandcats", Biscuit and Gravy. Jeanette has also been reunited with her loyal dogs Katie, Angel and Aprille.

The family of Jeanette ("Net") wish to express their sincere appreciation for each and every one of you who called and/or visited with her in the past few months of this year but most of all we are thankful for your prayers.


  • Clyde Coffman, Father
  • Cleo Coffman, Mother
  • Loyd Liles Laster, Jr., Husband
  • Leslie Lynn Laster (Dean Stuart) Burton, Daughter
  • Judith Lane Coffman, Sister
  • Mary Beth Latimer, Sister
  • Sammy Ray Coffman, Brother
  • John Franklin Laster, Sr., Brother-in-law
  • Carolyn Laster, Sister-in-law
  • Edwin Laster (Deceased), Lawrence Latimer, Greg Latimer, John Laster and Patrick Laster, Nephews
  • Katie, Angel and Aprille, Beloved Dogs
  • Biscuit and Gravy, Grandcats

  • Terry Burton, Pallbearer
  • Sam R. Coffman, Pallbearer
  • Bill Douglas, Pallbearer
  • Chad Griffin, Pallbearer
  • Scott Kunkle, Pallbearer
  • Patrick Laster, Pallbearer
  • Dean Burton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Douglas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Laster, Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Greg Latimer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lawrence Latimer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Robert Zillner, Honorary Pallbearer

  • American Lung Association
  • Friends of Lakeside Nature Center


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Committtal Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018

June "Jeanette" (Coffman) Laster

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martha phillips

November 29, 2018

As a neighbor of Leslie and Dean, I witnessed the love and generosity Jeanette showed. God Bless her family in this time of sorrow.

Debbie (Nichols) Hill

November 27, 2018

So many great memories... I had so much respect for Jeanette when I was growing up and hanging out with Leslie all the time that I never felt comfortable calling her Jeanette, I always called her Mrs. Laster. It's funny because she was truly my second Mom (as she was also to Leslie's other friends). She did so much for me all of the time. She would cart us around constantly to concerts, Worlds of Fun, haunted houses and many other places before we were able to drive. Trust me, us girls were very active. I remember her always having a really yummy snack after school waiting for us at her house. Some days, we would go to Sonic for a special treat after school too. She had a very pure soul, never judged anyone, always had great advice and a great sense of humor. You could talk to her about anything. I love you Mrs. Laster and will miss you so much. Leslie, I love you too and I know how very close you and your Mom were. I am so sorry you are going through this. You are a very strong woman though and I know, in time, you will be just fine until you see her again.
With my love, prayers and deepest sympathy, "Stebbie"