Roxie Mae Mourning…April 29, 1923 – October 26, 2019


A celebration of life for former longtime Lamar resident currently of Swink, Colorado, Roxie Mae Mourning will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Lamar First Baptist Church with Pastor Darren Stroh officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar.

Visitation for Roxie will be held from 1:00PM until 5:00PM on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the Peacock Family Chapel. Per the family’s request the casket will be closed at the church.

Roxie Mae Mourning was born April 29, 1923 in Emma, Kentucky and departed this life at 96 years and six months of age of October 26, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs after a short illness.

Roxie moved from Kentucky to Lamar, Colorado with her family when she was a month old. She always considered Lamar her home even after she moved to Swink, CO to be closer to her daughter. Roxie had many good memories of growing up with her parents and six siblings.

Roxie graduated from Lamar Union High School in 1941. After graduation, she worked at Duckwall’s and J.C. Penney’s in Lamar. For a time, she worked at the Russell Stover Candy Factory in Denver, CO. On April 2, 1945 she was united in marriage with Riley C. Mourning in Wichita, KS. Roxie and Riley farmed in the Clover Meadow area until 1964 when they moved into Lamar. They were blessed with two daughters, Kathy and Karen. Roxie stayed at home with her daughters until they were both in school. Roxie then went back to work at J.C. Penney’s until she retired. She was proud that she had worked there long enough to get her Gold Card which entitled her to a lifetime employee discount. Roxie and Riley also had many rentals in Lamar, and Roxie spent many hours cleaning, painting and collecting the rent. After retirement, Roxie volunteered her time at many different places including the Welcome Center and Sandhaven Nursing Home. She was active in the Women’s Circle at the First Baptist Church.

She loved her daughters dearly and when the grandchildren and great-grandchildren arrived they were the light of her life.

Roxie was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Della Nunnery, her husband Riley C. Mourning, her daughter, Kathryn L. Loveland, and her siblings, infant brother Lawrence, Bernis (Dorothy) Nunnery, Opal (James) Murray, Raymond (Alma) Nunnery, Ethel (Emery) Montgomery and Charles (Shirlene) Nunnery.

Roxie is survived by her daughter and husband, Karen and Tom Brubaker, son-in-law, Steve Loveland, brother, John J. Nunnery, grandchildren, Glenn (Heather) Loveland, Susan (Joe) Headley, Shane Brubaker, and Jennifer Brubaker, great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Devin, Reyna, Jason and Kaylee and extended family, Mary, Amy and Jeff Hobbs. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the congregations of the Lamar First Baptist Church and the Swink United Methodist Church for their cards, prayers and fellowship over the last years of Roxie’s life.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Lamar, 1600 South Main St. Lamar, CO 81052, Swink United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 565, Swink, CO 81077 and/or Arkansas Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 408, La Junta, CO 81050 either direct or in care of the funeral home office.

Services are under the direction of the Peacock Family.

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