Valerie Kathleen Lanham, 60, of De Soto died Sep. 3, 2019. She worked in the home health field as a nurse. She enjoyed caring for people, and she loved her cats. Born April 3, 1959, in Fairfield, Iowa, she was the daughter of Franklin Russell of Washington, Iowa, and the late Rose (Wheaton) Russell.
Mrs. Lanham is survived by her husband: James Royal Lanham; two sons: Ryne J. (Roni) Russell of Festus, Stephen (Holly Hines) Russell of Cadet; a daughter: Mary (Harold Furlong) of Fulton; a brother: Randy P. Russell of Birmingham, Iowa; a sister: Gloria Russell Miller of Midland, Iowa; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home.