Carroll A. LaJaunie, 85, of Grain Valley, MO passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am Friday August 29, 2014 at St. John LaLande Catholic Church with Father Ron Elliott as celebrant. Interment in Missouri Veterans Cemetery Higginsville, MO. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday with a rosary at 7:00 at the Meyers Funeral Chapel 1600 West Main St. Blue Springs, MO. Memorial Contribution may be made to American Heart Association or the Lions Club Eye Research Foundation 404 Portland St. Columbia, MO 65201
Carroll was born November 27, 1928 in Franklin, LA the son of Arthur and Corinne (Naquin) LaJaunie. He had been in the US Navy and also was retired from the US Air Force on November 27, 1988 after 33 years of service. He was also a retired Postmaster in Lexington, MO. He was a member of the American Legion, the Lions Club where he had been the past District Governor all in Lexington, MO, a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, and St. John LaLande Catholic Church. On July 1, 1951 he married Elizabeth “Betty” (Henderson) LaJaunie who survives of the home. Carroll was preceded in death by one son Timothy LaJaunie, five brothers and two sisters
In addition to his wife Betty other survivors include his sons Brendan and wife Penny LaJaunie of Independence, MO, John and wife Carol LaJaunie of Lexington, MO, daughters Vicki and Loy Summers of ElDorado Springs, MO, Karen LaJaunie and husband John Shaw of Grain Valley, MO, Mary LaJaunie of Independence, MO. Eleven Grandchildren and Fourteen Great-Grandchildren.