Edith Preston

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edith M. Preston, 84, of Perryville died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at her home.

She was born April 20, 1919, at Lithium, Mo., daughter of James W. and Clara Katherine Schulte Lyle. She and Champ C. Preston were married Feb. 6, 1940.

Preston retired as a clerk from Sterling Variety Store. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Perryville, its Presbyterian Women of the Church and was an elder. She was also a member of Brazeau Extension Club.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Wayne Preston of Bull Shoals, Ark.; a daughter, Marjorie Anderson of Imperial, Mo.; a sister, Mildred Cavallini of Fullerton, Calif.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two infant brothers.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home from 3 to 8 p.m. today, and from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Nancy Gillard officiating. Burial will be in Home Cemetery.