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Loretta “Lori” Renee LankfordPassing: May 29, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, June 1st @ 6:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, June 1st @ 3:00pm-6:00pm


No Burial

ORLEANS – Loretta “Lori” Renee Lankford, 47, passed away Monday, May 29, 2023, at University of Louisville Health Hospital.

Born May 26, 1976, in Salem, she was the daughter of Robert Preston and Geneva Jewel (Wright) Slayton.  Lori married Danny Joe Lankford on November 5, 2018 and he survives.

Lori worked as a machine operator at General Motors.  She loved animals; especially horses and dogs.  Lori enjoyed vacations of traveling and camping.

Surviving are her husband, Danny Joe Lankford of Orleans; children, Ashley Jo Mosier of Mitchell, Braxton Jay Porter of Mitchell, and Katie Marie Lankford of Bloomington; siblings, Marcella Sizemore of Oolitic and Robin (Johnny) Knight of Mitchell; and parents, Robert Preston Slayton and Geneva Jewel Slayton, both of Mitchell.

Funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Kenny Sanders and Emmett Dalton officiating.  Cremation to follow.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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14 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Joey wells | Indiana
    Date: June 3, 2023
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I went to school an was in same grade as lori she was so kind an her love for animals especially horses was well known she would always talk about her favorite horses an how she wanted 100 hores someday. She was a wonderful person from wonderful family may god bless the family an comfort them through this hard time. RIP lori.
  2. Guest: Gary Mundy | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 2, 2023
    I just saw this obit and I'm am so heartbroken. I've known Lori and her family for many years and it's hard to believe she is gone, gone way too soon. She was such a delightful person and so full of life. I extend prayers for the family and friends.
  3. Guest: Marilyn and Richard Johnson | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: June 2, 2023
    Richard and I are so very sorry for your precious Lori’s passing ! She was a beautiful young woman and we know your hearts are broken. She is at peace with the Lord and we hope that you all can find comfort in knowing she is in Gods loving arms !🙏
  4. Guest: Larry and Glenda Duncan | Mitchell
    Date: June 1, 2023
    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
  5. Guest: Carrie Bergmann | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 1, 2023
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
  6. Guest: Brenda Wray | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 1, 2023
    I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you ...
  7. Guest: Alan Bocock | Mitchell IN
    Date: May 31, 2023
    Robert Slayton & Langford family sorry for you loss🥲 Alan MHS1965
  8. Guest: Marybeth Bundy | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: May 31, 2023
    Lori will be so dearly missed. I will miss our long phone conversations and all her great advice and hearing about all her adventures. I will miss knowing she was always just a phone call away. Lori was such a strong person and never showed fear except once at my 13th birthday pool party when she started to go under and about took us both under while I was trying to save her. She has saved me a million times since. My heart and prayers go out to all of the family. She loved you all so very much.
  9. Guest: Gail Henson | Bedford Indiana
    Date: May 31, 2023
    So sorry for your family loss. It's so hard to loose your mom yet somewhat comforting knowing she's not suffering any longer and she is now free from cancer! May God comfort you during this difficult time and wrap his loving arms around you and help ease your pain. Try to remember, it's not good bye, it's see you later. Sending hugs and prayers.
  10. Guest: Jerena Bowling | Mitchell, In
    Date: May 30, 2023
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
  11. Guest: Barb & Jerry McGinness | Bedford IN
    Date: May 30, 2023
    Our heartfelt sympathy to your family for your loss. Lori was such a precious friend to our daughter Jessi. We really enjoyed Lori’s thoughtful personality and fun self. She was a sweetheart to us all.
  12. Guest: Tammy Wright | Bedford Indiana
    Date: May 30, 2023
    So very sorry my sweet Marcella. Your sister is definitely riding with Stephanie now with the horses
  13. Guest: Jason Miller | Bedford Indiana 47421
    Date: May 30, 2023
    Being around Lori in all my classes at Mitchell was a very pleasant and enjoyable time. I have known her since grade school at Huron elementary and have a lot of fond memories of those times. I remember raising the flag at the school together in the mornings and pushing the Mary go round at recess and laughing the whole time. My favorite memories were the times at Huron school where we had half a dozen students in our classroom and Lori was one of 3 girls in my classroom. We all enjoyed the music room that was above the gymnasium and songs like 3 blind mice stick in my head still today. We had a treat called Fun frolic where our families could come and play games in the gym and enjoy time with our classmates. We had concerts as well, Lori was very tough and smart in school and she didn’t create enemies. I got to share graduation together with her at Mitchell High School and we watched each other’s kids grow up to be fine adults. Lori will be missed and her family is in my prayers. May God give you the strength for the days ahead. Jason Miller 95!
  14. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, Ind
    Date: May 30, 2023
    All volunteers of LAWRENCE COUNTY CANCER PATIENT SERVICES are so sorry for your loss,