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Geneva Kathleen Zengerle Pruitt

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Geneva Kathleen Zengerle Pruitt, daughter of the late James Wyatt Bailey and Lillie Ann Hayes Bailey, was born on Jan. 28, 1918 at Aid, Mo. and died in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter on July 4, 2011 at the age of 93.

Pruitt was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a member of the JOY Club at First Baptist Church, a member of the Daughters of The American Revolution, the former owner of Doc's Restaurant at Lake Wappapello and a resident of Dexter.

She was first united in marriage to Louie Cleatus Norman at Sugar Tree. Mr. Norman preceded her in death in March 1939. She was then united in marriage to Harris "DOC" Zengerle on July 3, 1943 at Dexter. Mr. Zengerle preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1973.

She is survived by two daughters, Helen Jane Norman Hertzog of Greenwood, Mo., and Louise Norman Stevens of Dexter; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren ;and two great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Bailey and Woodrow Bailey; five sisters, Edna Anderson, Ora Almond, Iva Chasteen, Lucille Bland and Allene Stohlton.

Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from noon until 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2011.

Funeral services will then be conducted at 1:30 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Dr. Steve Easterwood officiating. Interment will follow in the Harper Cemetery at Aid.

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