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Dinah Sue Vavak

Dinah Sue Vavak passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 71. She was born December 12, 1949 in Kewanee, Missouri to the late Willie Marie (Jackson) and Floyd William Hornback. Dinah is survived by her daughters; Kristin Dunn and husband Tim of Chesterfield, IL, Deana Glaus of, Bridgeton, MO, and Kami Mayo and husband Andy of Bismarck, MO. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Brittni Thacker, Zach Thacker and wife Ashlee, Katherine Baechle, Nicholas Baechle, Harry Mayo; and one great-grandson Carson Thacker. Through the years, Dinah worked as a cook for Bell’s Station and Pilot Knob Bowl, A.V. Building Supply and was a devoted employee of 25 years to Adams Heating and Cooling. We all know that Dinah had a way with words and never hesitated to use them. You could always count on knowing where you stood or exactly what she thought about any situation. She always wanted the best for everyone and she said most things with love but she would not hesitate to give you a good chewing if needed. Dinah was an amazing cook and nothing made her happier than to see someone enjoying something that she cooked. If you have ever sat around her kitchen table, you would know that she loved cooking for people, sharing recipes and enjoying those around her. You could often find Dinah at Town and Country, with her menthol cigarette in hand, buying her daily lottery tickets. She was always lucky. Of course, we only heard about the winning tickets, so the jury could still be out on that one. Dinah was very proud of her daughters and grandchildren and you could hardly run into her without her sharing a story about her family. She was a very giving person and would not hesitate to help anyone that needed it. Dinah was dearly loved and will be missed by all that knew her. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dinah’s honor to the Arcadia Valley Food Pantry. A memorial gathering and potluck dinner will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Arcadia Valley Eagles Lodge from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Arrangements were under the direction of Cole Family Funeral Home.

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