In Loving Memory …

Waunita M. Lovercamp

Waunita Mae Lovercamp, 95, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, at Mt. Vernon Place Care Center in Mt. Vernon, MO.

She was born October 26, 1923, in Maysville, MO, daughter of Ralph and Mabel (Bird) Davis.

On June 1, 1947, in Sweet Springs, she married Frederick Lovercamp, who died August 5, 2006.

Waunita graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1941 and earned a B.S. in Education from CMSU in 1945. She was a business teacher, teaching in Sweet Springs from 1945 to 1952, then 1.5 years in Nelson, one year in Houstonia, one year in Hughesville and then taught the last 28 years in La Monte, for a total of 38.5 years. She was honored at an MSTA district meeting as the outstanding teacher at La Monte High School. While at La Monte, she organized the La Monte Teachers Association, serving as treasurer, Yearbook advisor and she co-organized the La Monte High School Honor Society.

Waunita was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she served as the regent of the local chapter, district director, first vice president, librarian and treasurer. She was selected as the 2019 Osage Chapter History Women of the Year.  Waunita was also a member of Flat Creek Extension Club and Missouri Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed reading, Skip – Bo cards, and genealogy.

Surviving are two sons, Jim Lovercamp (Elaine), of Mt. Vernon, MO, and Greg Lovercamp (Meg), of Wenatchee, WA; eight grandchildren, Trish Babcock (Jackson), Jonathon Lovercamp, Carrie Lovercamp, Katelin Lovercamp Argo (Lance), Jenae Lovercamp-Hulsey (Cody), Lauren Lovercamp (Dustin), Reid Lovercamp and Ryan Lovercamp; one great-granddaughter, Cora Babcock; brother, Wilford Davis (Nancy); and two nephews, Tom Davis and R.T. Davis III.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter; sister, Lucille Benner; and brother, R.T. Davis, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Pastor Andrew Tessone officiating.

Casket bearers will be Ryan Lovercamp, Jonathon Lovercamp, Jackson Babcock, Dustin Lovercamp, Cody Hulsey and Kyle Pemkiewicz.

Honorary bearers will be Reid Lovercamp, Mike Milligan, Lance Argo and Steve Davis.

Burial will be in Smithton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Our Savior Lutheran Church Radio Ministry, Osage Chapter DAR Scholarship Fund, or to a charity of your choice.


  1. Gina Gibson Doogs

    Mrs. Lovercamp was one of my favorite teachers, if not my favorite. She had a stern teaching method, but made you learn.
    I have to give her credit for my typing skills and office skills. I have been an office manager for 34 years at the same employer.
    Thank you for all you did.

  2. Tina Statler Moore

    Mrs. Lovercamp was my favorite teacher at La Monte. I admired her very much and enjoyed her classes. She was a treasure to me. My condolences to the family.

  3. I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. Mrs. Lovercamp was such a great teacher and I learned so much from her. I appreciated her dedication to her students, and I enjoyed being around her. I’m wishing each of you peace and comfort in the days ahead.❤️

  4. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. May God comfort you in this time of grief. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  5. Billy Chevalier

    Sorry for your loss 😢. Mrs Lovercamp was my teacher in highschool I respected her and she was a very good teacher. My sincere condolences to all family members.

  6. Sharon Wissman Lewis

    Waunita was a friend of my mother’s, and I knew her through the Flat Creek Extension Club. I was always so impressed by her knowledge of the American government and recognized her as the most patriotic person I have ever met. She was always the go-to person for any parlimentary procedure question that came up. So glad to have known Waunita – Condolences to the family for your loss.

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