Lisa Van Blaricome


Lisa Ann Van Blaricome, age 58, of Centerville, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 12, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Lisa was born on February 3, 1964, in Chelan, Washington, the daughter of Robert Franklin Conger and Donna Lee Dorsett Conger.  She attended Centerville schools, where she graduated with her High School diploma.  Lisa was united in marriage to Chris Alan Van Blaricome on February 18, 1983 in Cincinnati, IA and they were just about to celebrate their 39th anniversary.  Lisa and Chris welcomed into their life, a ball of joy, Moriah on January 16, 1986.  Lisa was employed at Amcor in Centerville, IA for the last 25 years.  Lisa loved her career with Amcor and all of her co-workers.

Lisa loved her husband with all her heart and absolutely adored their daughter, Moriah.  Lisa had a passion and affection for all animals and had numerous pets over the years with her most recent ball of fur- Layla and current boxer Piper.  Lisa spent her childhood showing show horses and continued to raise them with Chris and Moriah.  Her favorite horse over the years was Misty.  Lisa had Misty for 31 years.  Lisa spent numerous hours planting flowers, decorating her house and watching the hummingbirds.

Lisa loved to spend time with Chris and Moriah traveling, mainly in Colorado.  Lisa enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events.  Lisa made sure to contact all her friends and family on their birthdays or other special events.  Lisa loved to cook pies and we all looked forward to eating them.  Lisa loved spending time with her lifelong friends, Becky Cooprider and Daisy Phillips.    

Left to cherish Lisa are her husband, Chris of Centerville, IA; daughter Moriah (Tony) of Centerville, IA; grandchildren: Hayden, Treyton, Landyn, Sofia and Frank of Centerville, IA; brother Robert (Kerry) of Centerville, IA; brother Richard (Jamie) of Ankeny, IA, mother in-law Beverly  of West Des Moines, IA; sister in-law Susan (Sohn) of Des Moines, IA and sister in-law Kim of Omaha, NB as well as several extended family members.

Lisa was preceded in death by her parents, Robert (1991), Donna (2022); sister Karen (2022) and father in-law Max (2014).

Per Lisa’s wishes, cremation has been accorded.  Celebration of Life will be held at 5pm, Thursday, February 17, 2022, at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with the family greeting friends from 5pm to 8pm.   Private family burial will be held at a later date in Colorado.  In lieu of flowers, Lisa wishes that memorials be made out to Furever Friends of Appanoose County; may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, ATTN: Van Blaricome- Furever Friends, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at or on our funeral home Facebook page.

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