Nellie Passley

Friday, June 14, 2002

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Nellie Rose Passley, 81, of Charleston died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at her home.

She was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Anna, Ill., daughter of Dave and Mary Speck Murr. She and Sam "Dago" Passley were married Sept. 4, 1936. He died March 14, 1968.

Passley lived in Charleston most of her life and was a member of Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include a son, Willis Passley of Charleston; three daughters, Beverly Watson of Newcastle, Okla., Ann Frayers of Huntingdon, Tenn., Mae Bowles of Charleston; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

Friends may call at McMikle Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lawrence Heckert officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.