Laurette L. McInnes, lovingly known to her family and friends as "Lammie," died on May 28, 2013. She was 87 years old.
Born December 2, 1925 in Weston, Missouri, Lammie was the daughter of Charles D. Lamme, Jr. and Laura C. Lamme. She graduated from Barstow High School in 1943 and attended the University of Missouri, where she was a member of the Pi Betta Phi sorority.
Lammie married the love of her life, Jack D. McInnes III, in 1948 after he returned from World War II. She was a devoted homemaker and mother. She was also a talented artist, keeping a studio in the River Quay. She loved the arts, participated in the Plaza Art Fair, and was a Musette for the Nelson-Atkins Museum.
Lammie will always be remembered for her kind heart and loving smile. A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she delighted in spending time with her family and friends. Her sense of humor, timeless style and gracious manner were known to all who met her.
Lammie is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Jack. She is survived by her only son, J. Duncan McInnes IV and her daughter-in-law Becky. She leaves four grandchildren: Jack D. McInnes V; W. Matthew McInnes; Cooper C. McInnes; and Leah S. LaFaver. She also leaves four great-grandchildren: Mira McInnes; Audrey McInnes; Finley McInnes; and Miette LaFaver.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Tuesday, June 4 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 6401 Wornall Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64113.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, or, the National Emphysema Foundation, 128 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851.