Lela Alice Means Bryant, of Lexington Missouri, passed away June 13, 2022 at Riverbend Heights Nursing home surrounded by family and Preferred Hospice.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Presbyterian Disciples Church, Lexington. A funeral service will also be on Sunday at the church at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington. Memorials may be made to the Discovery Room Preschool or the Presbyterian Disciples Church. Memories and condolences may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South Street, Lexington, MO 64067, 660-259-2245.
Lela was born in Lexington, Missouri, March 26th, 1943, the daughter of Fred and Agnes (Key) Means.
Lela graduated from Lexington High School in 1964. She married Bill Bryant August 20th, 1960 and they had four children together before he passed away on July 9th, 1981. Prior to that, Lela was a stay at home mom, but was forced to find work after his passing.
She held many jobs and went back to school to further her education to get better jobs. Her jobs included house cleaning, Mode O’Day Clothes Store, Phlebotomy at Lafayette Regional Health Center, she worked the snack shop at Wentworth Military Academy, as an In Home Caregiver at the Department of Health-Aids Division and many more including Dave’s Café and Maid Rite when she was younger. She was working for the United States Post Office when she went on disability in 2005.
Lela loved to volunteer her time. She was a Girl Scout Leader, a Sunday School Leader, active on the Presbyterian Disciples Church Session, Granny at Discovery Room Preschool for 15 years and LOVED being Lollypop the Clown to spread joy to everyone!!
She is survived by daughters Candy and husband MJ Myers, of Lexington, Angie and husband David Chapman of Buckner and son Andy Bryant, Buckner; Grandsons Zenden and Zade Myers, Brady Jobe, Nathan and Aaron Bryant; Granddaughters Brittney Bayne and Taylor Bryant, and great grandchildren Audrey and Aiden Bayne, Ian Bryant and Ella Bryant; her sister Edith Frayetta Street of Lexington, special cousin Bonny Bunner, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many special friends including Sharon Welch and her children Christy, Brandy and Nikky.
Lela was preceded in death by her husband Bill, one son Randy Bryant, her parents Fred and Agnes Means, two brothers Ralph Anderson and Jake Means, three sisters Freida Means, Donna Anderson and Mary Case and two nephews Jimmy and Tommy Case. She was also preceded her in death by her in laws, Estill Bryant, Bill Rowden and Juanita Bryant Rowden and brother in law Ed Bryant.