Lana Lee Zeikle, 70, Richmond, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at North Kansas City Hospital.

Lana Lee Gott was born Feb. 19, 1949, in Kansas City, the daughter of Robert H. and Shirlee (Jenkins) Gott. She was united in marriage to James O. Zeikle of Lawson on July 24, 1970. He preceded her in death May 3, 2009.

Lana grew up and was educated in Richmond where she graduated from high school. Lana was a housewife and homemaker. At one time, Lana was a dispatcher for the Richmond Police Department and a direct care support staff at Ideal Industries. For 15 years, Lana was instrumental in the Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant. She is a caretaker at heart. She would put the needs of others first always taking care of people including her neighbors, extended family and her grandchildren. Lana was always on the move and ready to go. NaNa loved to go to her grandkids activities.

Survivors include: two children, Darrell (Cheryl) Jeffries of Higginsville and Tara Gottschalk of Richmond; six grandchildren, Erin (Kyle) Morrison, Natalie Jeffries, Brittany Jeffries, Tyson Jeffries, Savannah Hamilton and Scarlett Gottschalk and one great grandchild, Aria Morrison.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Gott; and an infant sister, Deborah Kay.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant. They can be left at or mailed to the Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St. - P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

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