Born 2-4-1905 -- Died 8-23-2002
Anna E. Pressley, 97, daughter of the late Thomas Dills and Minnie Riley Dills was born Feb. 4, 1905, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Aug. 23, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. She was married on Dec. 12, 1925, in Olathe, Kan. to Joe Pressley, who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1978.She enjoyed the many years she was employed by the United States Postal Service as a telephone operator. She was of the Protestant faith.Survivors are one sister, Opal Eder of Thayer, Mo. and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Tom J. Pressley; two brothers, Frank and Hayde Dills; and five sisters, Gertrude Hipsher, Willa Jackson, Alice Eder, Zella Hill, and Mayme Shutt.Graveside services were Aug. 25, at the Thayer Cemetery with Dr. Bill Banks officiating. Burial was in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. of Thayer, Mo.