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Nina Luallin, 88, of Lebanon, died Friday morning, April 9, 2021, at Cedarhurst Senior Living of Lebanon.

She was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Dallas County, Mo. near Conway, to Owen Thomas and Stella Ethelene Thurman Keenan.

On Dec. 14, 1950, she married William “Bill’’ Warren Luallin, and to this union two daughters, Kathy and Renee, were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and 11 siblings, Pearl, Della, Becky, Dollie, Julia, Clifford, Herbie, Alfred, Calvin, Richard, and Albert.

Nina was born and raised in the Conway area and attended Handley School, before graduating from Conway High School in the Class of 1950. She soon married the love of her life, Bill, and after Bill completed four years in the United States Air Force, they made their home on the Luallin farm, near Conway, and lovingly raised their daughters. Through the years, Nina was a devoted homemaker to her husband and family. In 1977, they sold their dairy farm and moved to Lebanon.

She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized when she was a teenager. For the last several years, she and Bill had been active members of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon. She was very involved in church work, possessed a servant’s heart and found joy in serving and helping others.

She is survived by her husband Bill Luallin of Lebanon; two daughters, Kathy Twyman and her husband Floyd of Conway and Renee Meents and her husband Randy of Greenfield; five grandchildren, Rebecca Strubbe and her husband Shane, Rachel Sheets and her husband Wayne, Leanne Cope and her husband Glen, David Twyman and his wife Amanda, and Erin Amsberg and her husband Matthew; 11 great-grandchildren, as well as two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Nina Luallin were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 12, 2021, at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon with the Rev. David Brown, the Rev. Elvin Bohannon and the Rev. Bradley Jemes officiating. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery in Conway, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Visitation will be 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorials have been established for the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home and the Graceland Cemetery in Conway, and contributions may be made through the funeral home. For more information or to view or sign the online memorial visit


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