Ora Christine (Chris) Vance

March 27, 2024

Ora Christine (Chris) (Triplett) Vance, 89, of Walnut Grove, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2024 in her home surrounded by her family.

Chris was born June 23, 1934, in Lockwood, Missouri, to Charlie Triplett and Juanita Clabough. She attended school in South Greenfield. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Tabernacle.

On June 3, 1956, Chris and Ted Vance were united in marriage and shared 65 years together. Shortly after marriage, Ted and Chris moved to California to work in the orchards picking oranges and plums. They started their family in California and after a few years they moved back to Missouri where they settled in Stockton. They were blessed with seven children.

In her free time, she enjoyed camping, gardening, and fishing. Chris loved spending time in the kitchen and was an amazing cook. Most of all she loved getting to spend time with her kids, grandkids, great grandkids and great-great grandkids.

Chris is survived by her loving dog, Penny; sisters: Ethel Harrelson of Orange Cove, California; Virgina Raymond of Greenfield, Missouri; her children: Tony Vance of Stockton, Jerrylyn (Larry) Morgan of Ash Grove, Trudy (Alan) Chaput of Walnut Grove, Anita (Richard) Smith of Walnut Grove; 20 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren,18 great-great grandchildren; other family and many friends.

Chris is preceded in death by her parents Charlie Triplett and Juanita Clabough; husband, Ted Vance; brothers: Donnie Triplett, Bobby Clabough and Jimmy Clabough; son Claude Vance and wife Deanna Vance; daughters, Kimmie Worthan and Judy Ward and husband, Mike Ward.

Memorial graveside services were held Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Dadeville Masonic Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Chris’s name to St. Jude’s Hospital or the Dadeville Masonic Cemetery.