OBITUARY

Vicki Lynn Lancaster

April 11, 1950December 27, 2018
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Vicki Lynn Lancaster 68, of Breckenridge Hills, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Darrell and Elizabeth Lancaster; step-mother, Theresa Lancaster; and a nephew, Kevin Hoesli. Vicki is survived by her daughters, Abbie (Douglas) Carr, Kelly (Mike) McAnally, and Becki (Michael) Lipps; grandchildren, Feyd, Christian, Roan, Andrew, Connor, Era-Ann, and James; sister, Lois (Terry) Jenkins; and her faithful canine companion, Molly Bow.

Vicki was a loving, caring, and witty lady who always put everyone’s needs ahead of her own. Vicki believed strongly in education and earned 2 bachelor degrees and a masters degree. She was a public community servant who worked as a public school teacher and spent many years and retired as a branch manager from the St. Louis County Libraries. After retiring from the Jamestown Bluffs branch of the library, Vicki continued her care and compassion for families as a member of the Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home team. She could always be counted on the serve families well and add special personal touches to the funeral services.

Vicki had a true passion for children and spent many hours reading to children during story time at the library and was a devoted and dedicated grandma. She was an avid gardener and made beautiful handiwork through crocheting and needlepoint. She loved to bake and was famous for her Valentine’s Day crème puffs and Christmas stolens. She truly adored animals and her Molly was by her side during many tough times.

Vicki was a strong and independent woman who raised her girls (as a single mother) in the same manner. She fought valiantly and won the battle against breast cancer in 1998 and lived for 18 years cancer free until a colon cancer diagnosis about 3 years ago. Her cheerful and positive attitude inspired many people and she made many new friends during her treatments. She even laughed at and named her tumor! The doctors and nursing staff truly loved Vicki and her strong will to fight in spite of a grim diagnosis.

Vicki was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed dining with the ladies and trying out new restaurants. Vicki made friends wherever she went. She was sweet, yet sassy, quick-witted, and quirky. She loved puns and inherited her daddy’s sense of humor. She also never was shy about giving her opinion. Her charm, sass, and sense of humor will be missed by everyone who loved her.

Friends may visit on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Alexander White Mullen Funeral Home in St. Ann, MO. A celebration of Vicki’s life will be led by Dignity Certified Celebrant, Elizabeth Zempel at 1 p.m. Vicki will then be laid to rest beside her mother at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Pagedale. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to Vicki’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Burial Monday, December 31, 2018
REMEMBERING

Vicki Lynn Lancaster

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Darlene Vitale

January 7, 2019

I was fortunate to be shown the ropes by an amazing woman at AWM. No one will ever fill her shoes . Vicki lived her life so full of her family she was the proudest of!!! We both had so much in common ...gardening and crafts . The last words I spoke to Vicki was the week of Thanksgiving. I told her to stay strong , and I have her back never give up and get back to AWM we are all waiting on her! Vicki you hold a special place in our ❤️
Your Legacy will live on in your beautiful daughters and grandchildren ! Thank You !!!

Cynthia Guynes

December 30, 2018

One thing i knew well about Vicki was how fiercely protective she was of all her children. Always talking about their accomplishments, how independent and resourceful they are, how proud she was of them. Same went for the grandbabies. Always helpful and there for them. Before diagnosis, she helped Becki and Michael move into their house. She spent the entire day there, moving boxes and directing foot and box traffic. After diagnosis, she was the 1st person to show up and support Becki at the hospital, as she was having her grandson, James.
She always had kind words and encouragement for me whenever I was around. Most recent favorite memory of talking to her was moving day, sitting on Becki and Michaels new porch steps, talking about how wonderful it was that things were going well for her kids, her older grandkids starting to graduate high school, about how amazing her new grandson was going to be and how time moves so fast with children. She was so positive and so happy. I dont believe she stopped smiling once that day. And every time after that day, she was still positive. Still happy. Still helpful. Even the last time I visited with her. Still was laughing. Still encouraging. Just, so amazing. A real life inspiration and a genuinely good heart and soul. She'll be forever missed.

Karen Meyer

December 30, 2018

Vicki will be missed so much, she was a beautiful, sweet, smart, strong and witty sister in law to me, I loved talking with her! Vicki is one of the most honest people I have ever known. You could tell her anything and she would keep it to herself!!! I trusted her completely and will miss her very much. Vicki raised my 3 Nieces all by herself and did an Amazing job!! I loved her, Karen in Montana

Cassiopeia Lipps

December 28, 2018

Vicki was extremely kind and supportive when she let my brothers and I in after our mother passed away when we were teenagers. We were just friends of her daughter. And there were 3 of us. But she let us stay at her house, made sure we ate and talked to us. Never expecting anything in return. She was a wonderful lady, and an amazing mom.

Dr. Steve Jenkins

December 27, 2018

We cherish many memories, and we especially embrace the memory of Vicki attending Tracy and Darren’s recent wedding with her daughters and grandchildren- although weak, she showed so much TLC, hugging the kids, even placing the “energizer”, James Terry in her lap. She didn’t miss a thing at the wedding- her penetrating perception touched everyone in the chapel 💒
We have all of the family in our thoughts and prayers 🙏
Gay and Steve Jenkins, Beaumont, Texas

DENNIS BIVENS

December 27, 2018

Vicki and I were pretty close in age and while we were growing up as youngsters, we lived about 10 blocks from one another.
My feelings were that I was always loved, liked and cared for when at the Lancaster home. Her mother was my Aunt and I appreciate the kindness I was shown.
I remember playing and just having a lot of fun with her and, she was always close in my mind.

I shall miss her terribly and am so very sorry to hear of her passing.

Andrew Teague

December 27, 2018

FROM THE FAMILY
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