Lemasters, Cannie L.

Posted: Wed 8:52 AM, Nov 14, 2012
Funeral Home: McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home
Another faithful Solder – Prayer Warrior went home. Cannie L. (Tootsie)
LeMasters went home to be with the Lord from the Marietta Care and Rehab Center
on November 12, 2012. She fought hard through a long illness, but Jesus called
and she answered. Tootsie married the love of her life, the late Everett C.
LeMasters, September 25, 1956 and remained faithful to him until his death
August 2, 2011. She was a housewife, minister, gospel singer and prayer
warrior. She organized The L-Bar Ranch Gospel Singers, then later on was the
tenor singer for Heavenly Express Gospelaires. She was a member of the Swain
City Gospel Tabernacle.

She is survived by her son, Danny LeMasters of New Matamoras, OH; three foster
children Teresa Kinghten and Pam (Stan) Mills of Marietta, OH and Anthony
(Martha) Knighten of Lower Salem, OH; two sisters Mary (Bert) Seffens of
Marietta, OH and Pheobe Howell of Lewisville, OH; one brother Paul (Janice)
Richards, Sr. of Marietta, OH and several nieces and nephews. There are 41
others who refer to her as mom, so therefore a few even called her Grandma. She
also left behind many brothers and sisters in Christ and many friends including
Bruce, Jeannette, Peggy, Lisa and Andy (Who called her mom) at the nursing

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Edith Casto Richards, her
husband, 3 sisters: Mae Knighten, infant sisters, Emma Marie Richards and
Patricia Sue Richards; brothers Eddie and Carlos Gene Richards.

Funeral services will be held on Friday (Nov. 16) at 1:00pm at
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Reverend Jack Bell officiating.
Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home
after 2:00pm on Thursday with family present 2-4 & 6-8. Messages of sympathy
may be sent at

Memorial contributions to Wood County Society, 512 Market Street, Box 19 Dills
Center, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

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