VALERIE K. MAHAN-LAMBERT
Valerie K. Mahan-Lambert was born Dec. 1, 1963 in Madison Wis. and departed this life May 3, at her home in Raymore.
She was the daughter of Shirley Franklin and Wanda Lee (Harris) Mahan.
Valerie spent her younger years in Greenwood and attended Lee’s Summit High School. In 1993 Valerie graduated from Independence School of Cosmetology.
Valerie was a kind and gentle person with an innate talent as a caregiver, so she returned to school and in 1998 earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Sanford-Brown College. Valerie worked in many facets of health care, her last employment, before ill health forced her retirement, was with Dialysis Clinic Incorporated.
On April 30, 2004, Valerie was united in marriage with Jerry E. Lambert in Raymore, Missouri. After their marriage, they made their home in Raymore.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda L. Mahan; one brother Rick Mahan and an infant sister, Terry Lynn Mahan.
Valerie is survived by her husband, Jerry E. Lambert of the home; her father, Shirley Franklin Mahan of Lee’s Summit; one sister, Twylah Mahan of Warsaw; one step-daughter, Kaitlyn Lambert-Kling of Pleasant Valley, Mo.; her father-in-law, Harold M. Lambert and brother-in-law, Scott Lambert and wife Lori all of Blue Springs; two grandchildren, Harmonie and Logan; nieces, Jazzlyn Phillips and husband Jeremy of Lee’s Summit, Breanna and Allison; nephews, Ty Cooper of Warsaw, and Trenton; one great niece, Alexus, other relatives and many, many friends.
Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m., May 8, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Father Michael Clary officiating. The family suggests contributions to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1942.