Lora Jean Pfanner was born on December 25, 1958. Graduated from Kirksville College in 1978. Worked as a clerk in U.S. Post Office. Is a member of National Association Postmasters U.S., Hunnewell Homecoming Organization, Fidelias Club, Beta Sigma Phi (president 1987-1994). Daughter of Waldo Graydon Gaines and Edra Janice Gaines Beach.