Laura Marie (Krumme) Millsap, 38, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013.
Laura was born October 26, 1974 to Rodney & Phyllis Krumme of Faucett, Missouri.
She was a graduate of Missouri Western State University. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. She taught school at New York Elementary near Hamilton, Missouri in 1999 to 2001.
She married Shawn R. Millsap on August 12, 1995. In 2003 she suffered a hemorrhage that left her a quadriplegic. She bravely managed her home and raised her children, Brooklyn, 17, and Rylan, 14 from a hospital bed in her home. Laura was an inspiration to all who knew her. She rarely ever complained and lived out her faith daily.
Laura was a member of Sparta United Methodist Church, where she developed and led the Children’s Church Program, before she became paralyzed. She loved children, holidays, especially Christmas, church and flowers.
Laura was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Lewis Testerman, and her paternal grandparents, Tom & Carolyn Krumme.
Survivors: parents, husband, children, her maternal grandmother, Virginia Testerman, sisters, Becky (Billy) Hafley, Shelly (Jim) Wolfram, Merri (David) Wolfram, and Dawn (Matt) Smith, mother and father-in-law, Dennis and Karen Steeby, brother-in-law, Cody (Rachael) Millsap, sister-in-law, Rachael Millsap, 20 nieces and nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services 11:00 AM Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Sparta United Methodist Church.
Interment Sparta Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday.