Geraldine Lois “Gerry” Prough, 94, formerly of Schell City, MO passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Gerry was born October 3, 1928 in Kansas City, MO to Loyd E. and Ethel A. (Fisher) Ackerley. On March 9, 1947 she was united in marriage to Cecil H. Prough in Adrian, MO and he preceded her in death on October 20, 2012.
Gerry lived her childhood years in Kansas City before moving with her family to Amoret, MO where she met Cecil. In 1948, she and Cecil moved to Northeast Vernon County where they lived on the Cressup Ranch for a number of years. Gerry was a farmwife for many years then began working at Farmers State Bank in Schell City in 1964 until her retirement in 1990. She enjoyed picking pecans and going fishing “every chance she got”.
Survivors include two children, Roger Prough (Carol), Schell City, and Dena McKinney, Schell City; six grandchildren, Daleen Abernathy, Dustin Prough, Deland Prough, Greg Prough, Corey Prough, and Erin Lee; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Cecil, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Prough; three brothers, Mike Ackerley, Gene Ackerley, and Harold Ackerley; and one sister, Virginia Furgeson.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City with Pastor Doug Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. on Friday prior to the service at Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.
Memorials are suggested in her memory to the Schell City Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Schell City Community Building c/o Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Schell City.
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