Rev. Chester Pulliam

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Rev. Chester Lewis Pulliam, 91, of Kansas City died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at New Mark Care Center.

He was born June 10, 1911, in Doniphan, Mo., son of Lewis and Flora Pulliam. He was married to his wife, Ruth, for 66 years. She preceded him in death.

He started preaching in 1945 and before retiring in the 1980s was the pastor of many churches, including several in Southeast Missouri. He also was the past minister of the Missouri East Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Chester Lewis Pulliam Jr. of Fayetteville, Ark.; three daughters, Flora Mae Hall of Springfield, Mo., Sharon Bordon of Mississippi and Jeannette Singleton of Kansas City; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, a daughter and a grandson.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Mount Moriah Terrace Park Interment Chapel.

Funeral will be at noon Thursday at the Interment Chapel in the Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery.