Donations may be sent to the family, C/O Marie Rosenzweig, 114 N 5th St., Festus, MO 63028
Grace Fern Lavigne, age 87, entered into rest on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at her home in Festus. She was born to the late William and Iva Mae (Laremore) Hast in Qulin, Missouri on March 15, 1924. She is survived by sons; Ted (Alice) Pickering of Springfield, TN and John (Judith) Pickering of Barnhart, MO, daughters; Bonnie (Ronnie) Risenhoover of DeSoto, Connie Fields of Bastrup, TX, Betty Mattingly of St. Louis, and Marie (Henry) Rosenzweig of Festus, and also a daughter-in-law, Judy Pickering of Bastrup, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Jim Pickering, daughter, Donna Young, Infant, Jetty Pickering, brothers, Clois, Tidas, Harold, Johnny and Augustine Hast; sisters; Goldie and Doris Hast.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time with family, listening to Gospel Music, and feeding her birds. She was a volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Society and loved her Bichon-Frise "Lacey". Reverend Bob Thebeau will officiate the service.