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Lois Lorene Prosser

Friday, January 22, 2010

Lois Lorene Prosser, 89, of Delta, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 20, 1920, near Himmel, daughter of the late Leslie and Edith Mann Medlin. On Jan. 24, 1942, in Ecorse, Mich., she was united in marriage to Glen Prosser, and he preceded her in death on May 18, 1998.

Lois attended schools in Swinton and Bell City. She worked a variety of jobs including defense plants in Michigan during World War II, Florsheim Shoe Factories in Chaffee and Cape Girardeau. She served as legislative aide to Congressman Bill Burlison for eight years and during this time she served as liaison to his district offices in Cape Girardeau, Crystal City, Malden and Poplar Bluff. She served as Democratic committeewoman for Welch Township (now Delta Precinct) for 25 years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Delta. She was very proud of the presentation given to her in 2006 in recognition as a member of the church for 50 years.

Lois was an expert seamstress and homemaker. She was active in earlier years in the community and was a leader in sewing and cooking classes with 4-H Youth, teacher with Church Gas and vacation Bible School and with the Parent Teachers Association. She also was a member of the Homemakers Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Michal Sue "Mickey" Prosser-Burlison and son-in-law, Bill Burlison, of rural Delta/Advance; two nephews; Jerry Andersen of Washington, Utah and Tom Andersen of Salem, Ore.; a favorite cousin, Shelby Mann Spears of Jackson; and many other relatives.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Evelyn Medlin and Iva Andersen.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 23, 2010, from 5-8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel with Rev. Eric Hodge officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Advance.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Delta.

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