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Martha Rose Prior Bethel
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Birth: Oct. 21, 1913
Death: Dec. 16, 2013

Martha Rose Bethel, 100, of Danville, Missouri, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 at New Florence Nursing & Care Center, New Florence, Missouri.

Mrs. Bethel was born in Wellsville, Missouri on October 21, 1913, the daughter of the late William Thomas and Adelia Mae (Collyer) Prior.

She was the widow of Kenneth George Bethel. They were married September 2, 1933 at Hermann, Missouri.

Martha is survived by a son Kenneth "Junior" Bethel of Montgomery City, son James Bethel & wife Phyllis of Danville, daughter Carolyn See & husband Larry of Wellsville, son Monte Bethel & wife Judy of Danville, son Ronald Bethel & wife Judy of New Florence, daughter Ruth Schaefer & husband Jerry of Rhineland, and 20 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 24 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, by four sisters Virginia Millam, Nellie Mae Hart, Sarah Elizabeth Landrum and Mary Isabelle Dieckman, by four brothers Edward, Price, Les Prior and a one in infancy, by a grandchild Tracy Bethel, two great grandchildred Joshua Schaefer and Zack See and a daughter-in-law Barbara Bethel.

Martha worked at several factories during her life, including Samuels Shoe Factory in Fulton, Beacon Shoe Company in Jonesburg,and the garment factory in Wellsville. She and her husband also owned and operated the Village Cafe in Danville, MO.

Visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Baker-Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, New Florence, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. also from the funeral home. Burial will be at New Florence Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the cemetery or Helen Reagan Cancer Fund. C/O Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.

Family links: 
  William Thomas Prior (1869 - 1966)
  Adelia May Collier Prior (1878 - 1936)
  Kenneth George Bethel (1911 - 1984)*
  Virginia L Prior Millam (1896 - 1990)*
  Nellie May Prior Hart (1899 - 1984)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Prior Landrum (1902 - 1994)*
  William Henry Prior (1904 - 1904)*
  Samuel Edward Prior (1906 - 1975)*
  Price M Prior (1910 - 1984)*
  Martha Rose Prior Bethel (1913 - 2013)
  Mary Isabella Prior Boone (1917 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
New Florence Cemetery
New Florence
Montgomery County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Dorine Horstmann
Record added: Dec 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121866300
Martha Rose <i>Prior</i> Bethel
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