Annabelle L. Prettyman, 89, of rural Arcadia died at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan.
Mrs. Prettyman was born on March 6, 1918 in Mulberry the daughter of Woodson and Eliza Endicott Portwood. Annabelle was a homemaker who lived in the Arcadia and Mulberry area most of her life. She was raised in Mulberry and attended Mulberry Schools. She married Fred W. Prettyman on March 7, 1937 in Lamar Mo. Mr. Prettyman preceded her in death on June 15, 1990. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Garland and the Eastern Star Topax Lodge No. 325 at Garland.
Survivors include on daughter, Dorothy Schulze and her husband, Dave of Nevada, Mo.; two sons, Fred A. Prettyman and his wife, Connie of Nevada, Mo. and Bob Prettyman of Arcadia; caregivers Carolyn Clinesmith of Lawson, Mo. and Beth Portwood of Garland; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.
Annabelle was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Cannon; a great granddaughter, Bayley Spillman; four sisters, Elizabeth Portwood, Alta Jackson, Margaret Burke and Frances Gazaway and four brothers George, Herb, Maynard and Frank Portwood.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma with the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Burial will be at the Rosebank Cemetery at Mulberry. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Bedene Chapel in Arma. The family suggests memorials to the Mirza Shrine Transportation Fund. Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.