Artha (Toots) Lachner, 87, of Tipton, passed away Friday, September 9, 2011, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born January 25, 1924, in Tipton, to Arthur and Anna Calhoun Mayhew. In 1944, she married Tom Ray Lachner, who preceded her in death in 1978. Mrs. Lachner graduated from Tipton High School. She was a member of the Baxter Club, Friday Bridge Club, Progressive Bridge Club and the American Gold Star Wives. She lived on the farm and worked as a farm wife and moved to Tipton in 2004. Survivors include two sons: James Ray Lachner and Nancy of California, and Donald Wayne Lachner and Mary Beth of Clarksburg; one step-granddaughter: Cheri Willett, and one step-grandson: Chad Stockman, both of Jefferson City; five step-great- grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Services for Ms. Lachner will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at the First Christian Church in Tipton, with burial in the Moreau Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, September 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton. Memorials to the First Christian Church or donor's choice.