Lagena Fay Pfeffer

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Lagena Fay Pfeffer, daughter of the late Deward Cook and Rosie Gregory Cook, was born on December 19, 1938, in Murray, Kentucky, and departed this life on January 6, 2022, at her residence in Dudley, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.

Mrs. Pfeffer was born and raised in Murray, Kentucky. She graduated from New Concord High School and attended business college in Memphis, Tennessee. She was a former tax preparer at H&R Block in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ in Dexter, Missouri. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, crossword puzzles, and participated in the World Bible School.

While in college Lagena met the love of her life, Wendell Pfeffer. It was love at first sight and they were married on July 16, 1957, in Murray, Kentucky. Lagena and Wendell were married for 64 years and raised five children in a loving, Christian home. Mr. Pfeffer survives of their home in Dudley.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Mike Pfeffer and wife Paula of Dexter, Missouri, Philip Pfeffer and wife Heather of Scott City, Missouri, Greg Pfeffer and wife Sharon of Dexter, Missouri; by two daughters, Shari McConnell and husband Mac of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Karen Sagaskey and husband David of Wynne, Arkansas; by two brothers, Donald Cook and wife Dorothy of Murray, Kentucky and Ronnie Cook and wife Charlotte of Murray, Kentucky; and by seventeen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Other than by her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Milton.

Funeral services were conducted at the Dexter Church of Christ on Monday, January 10, 2022. Interment followed in the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, Missouri.

Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is assisting with arrangements.