Paula Sue Ousley of Rolla, Missouri was born December 5, 1958 in Crocker, Missouri to Lawrence E. Baker and Nancy A. (Baker) Johnson, and entered into rest December 3, 2012 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 53.

She was preceded in death by her father Lawrence Baker, son Michael Shawn Ousley, brother Randal Baker, nephew Thomas Duncan Jr. and two half sisters Lisa Roberson and Lyla Claiborn.

Survivors include her mother Nancy Johnson of Rolla; son Woodrow Ousley & significant other Staci Waite of Rolla; daughter Mistie D. Coffman & significant other Derreck Mercer of Springfield, MO; grandchildren Rikki Bradshaw, December and Samantha Ousley all of Rolla, Skyler and Haylee Coffman of Springfield, MO; brother Ronald Baker & wife Terri of Seymour, MO; sisters Linda Ousley & significant other Ray Horn of Rolla, Kim Duncan & husband Tom of Rolla; and special friend Ronald Funke of Rolla along with several nieces, nephews extended family and friends.

Paula worked as a caregiver for many years.  She enjoyed working with her flowers, playing bingo and listening to her son sing and play music.  She also enjoyed spending time with her daughter, son and grandchildren.

Services for Paula Sue Ousley will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 1 PM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Rev. Lindy Hardwick officiating. 

Visitation for family and friends will also be held on Friday, December 7 from 11 to 1 PM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.  Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations.

Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

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