Lynn Hearnes

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lynn Hearnes

Lynn Cooper Hearnes, 60, of St. Louis died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in an auto accident near Benton, Mo.

She was born April 30, 1949, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to the late Gov. Warren Eastman Hearnes and Betty Cooper Hearnes, who survives of Charleston, Mo.

Hearnes was educated in the Charleston and Jefferson City, Mo., public schools. She held degrees from the University of Missouri, a juris doctorate from Hamline University of St. Paul, Minn., and a master of arts from Georgetown University of Washington, D.C. She was an attorney with the Missouri Court of Appeals and worked in the St. Louis City Counselor's office. She was a member of the Missouri and Kansas Bars and a former member of the Missouri Arts Council. She was a member of Ladue Chapel Church.

Survivors besides her mother include her two sisters, Leigh (Cary) Hammond, Julie Hearnes-Sindelar (Dan), both of St. Louis; and nieces and nephews, Clayton and Catherine Hammond, and Britten and Andrew Sindelar, all of St. Louis. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was the granddaughter of the late Earle and Edna Eastman Hearnes and the late Rev. A.B. and May Lawrence Cooper.

Hearnes' interests included a love of the restoration of older homes and protection of animals. She was an avid horsewoman, a devoted lover of travel and sustained a strong passion for literature.

Funeral services were held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Charleston. Chaplain (Col.) Gary D. Gilmore with the Missouri National Guard officiated.

Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston under the direction of McMikle Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Warren E. Hearnes II, Robert Hearnes, Dr. Dan Sindelar, Dr. Mark Stacy, Bradley Warren and Clay Shelby.

Memorials may be made to Longmeadows Rescue Ranch, 480 Josephs Road, Union, MO 63084

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