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Lincoln, Lana Kay

Lincoln, Lana Kay

August 31, 1959 — September 21, 2019

Lana Kay Lincoln, of Belton, Missouri went to be with her Savior on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at her home in Belton at the age of 60 years and 3 weeks.  Lana was born August 31, 1959 to Carroll and Inez (Hardee) Hulbert in Kansas City, Missouri.  She was the fifth and last child.  Lana is preceded in death by her parents, and brother Larry.  She leaves behind the two dearest to her heart, husband Terry and daughter Leah.  She also leaves behind many beloved family members, who include brother Clark Hulbert (Linda), sisters Coleen (Robert) and Maureen Hulbert, many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, an uncle, as well as many close friends.  Lana loved all and was loved by all.

Lana grew up in a loving home in Grandview, Missouri, where she attended all 12 years of school, graduating from Grandview High School in 1978.  Upon graduation from high school, Lana began her first job working as a childcare worker at Creative World.  This would prove to be her lifelong career, working with young children at St. Luke’s Childcare, Kindercare and then later at the Belton School district, first at Hillcrest Elementary and these last 9 years at Grace Early Childhood center—a job she loved.  She received her retirement clock this spring for her 14 years of service.  The love of children and her creativity was evident in everything she did.  One of her students even dressed up as "Miss Lana" on superhero day.  Lana worked with her hands, heart and soul to create a peaceful, playful caring place for young minds to play and explore inside and out.  Upon retirement, Lana's co-workers surprised her with a gift of a garden in her honor, “Lana's Lane."

In 1988, Lana's life would be forever changed.  It was May and Lana went on a blind date arranged by her cousin Jayne, and met the love of her life, Terry Lincoln.  They would marry 4 months later on September 10, 1988.  They remained deeply in love for the next 31 years.  Terry, like her father, was a builder and together they would build a family.  On Good Friday, April 9, 1993, they completed their family when Leah Kay arrived.  Lana would always say that Leah was her pride and joy.  Lana loved being a wife and mother and volunteered many hours at Leah's schools.  She was active in the PTA participating in local and statewide events.

Lana loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She was always a great asset to her church growing up at Blue Ridge Bible Church, then moving to Blue Ridge Baptist Temple, where she became involved in Jolly 60's, choir and nursery.  Lana eventually moved to Blue River Bible Church, where she served as the head of Ladies Ministries and worshiped with her family for nearly 20 years.  She loved Planning retreats, teas, and outings for the ladies.  When asked to describe Lana, her family and friends said this--she was the most patient person in the world and she was always slow to anger.  She was a loving, humble, friend to all, and she never knew a stranger; she could talk to anyone no matter their age.  She was kind and caring and sweet.  She loved to travel, shoes, purses and do fun things and laugh.  But don't ask "lead foot Lana" to drive.

She was stronger than you might have thought as she faced this final journey with unwavering courage.  But her greatest trait was her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.

Service Information

Visitation: 9-1030 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Blue River Bible Church, 15608 Fairchild Drive, Kansas City, Missouri

Funeral Service: 1030 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Blue River Bible Church, 15608 Fairchild Drive, Kansas City, Missouri

Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery

Lincoln, Lana Kay's Guestbook

Shelia you have expressed my sentiments exactly. I will add that I met Lana when her beloved cousin Jayne moved next door to me on Carol Ave. in 1992 and introduced us. Also at that time, Lana and Terry were building a house down the block from us. Being the dynamic person she was, Jayne had an extensive network of family and friends that she brought together to enjoy many fun activities...some of us becoming lifelong pals as a result. Us "girls" had kids the same age so it was natural to do play dates. Lana and I became PTA buddies doing many projects through the years. During more recent times, we worked at Grace Early Childhood together, me subbing for her every time I could, which wasn't much as she did not like missing her time with the kiddos! Lana was exactly the person her family describes in her obituary, thank you for wonderful thankful we are for knowing her. Rest in peace dear one and may God hold your family in the palm of his hand.

Brenda Thornton, Belton, MO

Words cannot fully describe the sadness and sense of loss. Lana was a wonderful example of Love and Caring that we need. I am honored to have known and worked with her over the years. She will definitely be missed.

Sheila Hamilton

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