Lisa R. VanLeer

Lisa R. VanLeer, age 53, of Sullivan, MO passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, MO.

Lisa Renae Miller was born April 3, 1965 in Grants, NM, the daughter of Edward and Lydia (Jaramillo) Miller. While she was still very young, her family relocated to Sullivan, where she grew up and attended school.  Lisa graduated from Sullivan High School in 1983.  She married Paul Hercules on May 15, 1987, and to this union two children were born: Eric and Holly. Lisa worked at various places in the area while raising her family. Most recently, she was employed in the Environmental Services department at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan.  On July 22, 2006 Lisa was united in marriage to Mark VanLeer.  They enjoyed twelve precious years together.  

Lisa was a happy person who was full of life. She was an active member of the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Sullivan. Lisa loved scrapbooking, shopping, travelling, fishing, camping, and her dogs. But, most of all, she loved her children and grandchildren. Her fondest memories were the many fun activities she would do with them. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Mark VanLeer of Sullivan, MO; one son, Eric Hercules and wife, Jessica, of Strafford, MO; one daughter, Holly Latham and husband, Scott, of Redwood City, CA; her parents, Edward and Lydia Miller of Sullivan, MO; mother-in-law, Shirley VanLeer of Beaufort, MO; two step-children, Kevin VanLeer and wife, Jillian, of Washington, MO, and David VanLeer and wife, Jessica, of Leslie, MO; two grandchildren, Elijah and Elle Hercules; six step-grandchildren, Aidan, Owen, Gwen, Grace, Molly and Vivian VanLeer; two sisters, Sharon Moleres and husband, Jack, of Grants, NM, and Mary Beth Alferman and husband, Derek, of Washington, MO; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. 

Funeral services were conducted 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Sullivan, MO, with Pastor Lew Ensor as the officiant. Cremation to follow.  A private burial will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10 a.m. in I.O.O.F Cemetery in Sullivan.

Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, MO.

Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society. 

Condolences may be shared with Lisa’s family online at

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, MO. 

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