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Lonnie Edward Vandiver, 73 of Springfield, passed away June 4, 2022, in his home surrounded by his wife and children.

The day after his high school graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Esther. Together they had three children. Early in their marriage, they were called to ministry. Their ministry involved pastoring, church planting, teaching, founding a Christian school, and mentoring. His life was shaped by his dedication to following Christ.

He is survived by his brother John Vandiver, his wife Marsha Vandiver, and his nine children: Cheryl, Jim & Meleah, Jeanette & Robert, Vicki, Tracy, Michelle, Tina, Chris & Leah, and Amy, fifteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services for Lonnie will be at 11:00 AM Friday, June 10, 2022, at East Sunshine Church of Christ in Springfield, Missouri under the care of Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, June 9, 2022, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Lonnie & Esther Vandiver Scholarship Fund at Grace Classical Academy. You can go to this link


and select Lonnie & Esther Scholarship Fund from the drop-down link.

A tax receipt will be mailed to the address given.