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In Loving Memory

Lautner, Nora Lee (nee McMullin)

April 29, 1926 - May 29, 2024

Lautner, Nora Lee

(nee McMullin) taken to her heavenly home on May 29, 2024 at 98 years of age. Nora was born on April 29, 1926 to Elmer and Bessie (Griffith) McMullin. Nora was one of five children that grew up in Walnut Park. She attended Peter Herzog grade school. Beaumont High School but transferred after her freshman year to Hadley Technical School where she graduated in 1945.

Nora met the love of her life Arthur E Lautner while attending high school and married in June of 1945. She was a stay -at- home mom raising her two children Richard E Lautner and Sandra L Chappuis. When their children began 8th grade, she began her working career at Curtiss Candy Company as a secretary.

Nora was a devoted member of Christ Memorial Lutheran Church and after her husband passed the church asked Nora to work part-time as a receptionist, which she did happily for 15 years. It was an honor and she considered it a wonderful opportunity.

Nora moved to Our Lady of Life in 2003 where she made numerous friends. She never met a stranger and always offered a hug. While there she began the Red Hat Ladies where she took great pride in putting together luncheons and various outings. Nora also accepted a position as Resident Assistant at Our Lady of Life which she did for countless years.

Nora lived life to the fullest, always smiling and passing out those hugs to everyone she met.

Loving wife of Arthur E Lautner (deceased). Loving Mother of Richard E (Linda) Lautner and Sandra L (Gene) Chappuis. Loving Grandmother to Gary (Chris) Schnell (deceased), Heather (Ethan) Adams, Curt Chappuis and Blake (Makenzie) Lautner. Loving Great Grandmother to Keegan and Jason Schnell, Madison, Tyler and Kate Chappuis. Nora will be missed by all of her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Nora was also preceded in death by her siblings Clara Mathews, Viola Boyd, Elmer McMullin and Carol McMullin and special friends Mike and Vi Hargas.

Visitation June 16th at Kutis Funeral Home Affton from 4-8 PM. Services will be from Christ Memorial Lutheran Church June 17th with visitation from 10 until the service begins at 11.

There will be a luncheon at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Nora’s name to Christ Memorial Church at 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St Louis, MO 63126. (Please note in memory of Nora L Lautner).


4 thoughts on “Lautner, Nora Lee (nee McMullin)”

  1. Her son, Richard and I go back almost 50 years,
    We worked together, fished together, and together, we walked to the edge of the Chinese Wall in the Bob Marshal Wilderness
    in Montana.
    She raised and was proud of Richard her visited her regularly, till she passed.

  2. I met Nora at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in the early 90’s. We both belonged to the singles group. New’s Years Eve and Super Bowl were always at Nora’s house. Everyone loved Nora and she loved them back. I will miss her.

  3. Elaine McFarlin
    I met Nora at Christ Memorial over 17 years ago. She trained me on the receptionist job there. She is a very sweet person that was loved by everyone she came in contact with. She will be truly missed😢😢🙏🙏. Her son,Dick, was my financial planner. He is truly a wonderful guy.🤗

  4. Denis Knock
    Her son and I went to grade and High School together. My sister and I taught her daughter baton lessons. She was a good twirler. Their Mom was always the nicest person to be around.


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