Louise F. Pryor

Born: Sun., Dec. 29, 1918
Died: Sat., Aug. 8, 2020


Graveside Service

10:30 AM Fri., Aug. 07, 2020
Location: West Cemetery


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Louise Fern Pryor, age 101, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield.  She was born on December 29, 1918 in Linneus, MO to Hubert and Mabel Murrian Barkley.  She married Kenneth Smith and after his passing, she went on to marry Clyde Pryor who also preceded her in death.

Louise attended school in Brookfield, MO.  She worked at the Ben Franklin Store as a clerk and then went to the office and worked for over 15 years.  Much of her life was spent as a housewife and mother.  In earlier years, she was a member of the BPW, and loved dancing and bowling.  Louise enjoyed playing cards, sewing, crafting, and flower arranging.  She also liked travelling, especially with her family on their yearly trip to the Lake of the Ozarks.  

She is survived by her grandchildren, Debbie (Shane) Kays, Doug Smith, and Jerry Smith; granddaughter-in-law, Rusti Cummings; great grandchildren, Michelle Kays, Brandon Kays, Joe Cummings, and Ashley Cummings; and great great grandchildren, Olivia Haverfield, Owyn Haverfield, Jayden Batty, and Blake Batty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Mabel Barkley; her husbands, Kenneth Smith and Clyde Pryor; son Kenneth J. Smith; daughter, Carol McCarter; grandson, William Cummings; and brother, J.P. Barkley.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Louise's memory to the following organization:

Pittsfield West Cemetery

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