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Donald Harold Bryce Prestley, Terry Lynn Prestley, Alivia Winter Prestley

Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Donald Harold Bryce Prestley
Donald Harold Bryce Prestley, age 30; Terry Lynn Prestley, age 30; and Alivia Winter Prestley, age 5, residents of rural Fort Scott, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at their home. Bryce was born April 6, 1983 in Barrington, Ill., the son of Bill Prestley and Kathy Wood Prestley. Terry Lynn was born Sept. 7, 1982, in Iola, Kan., the daughter of Jerry Thompson and Sharon Kelley Thompson. Alivia Prestley was born Aug. 23, 2007, in Fort Riley, Kan., the daughter of Bryce Prestley and Terry Thompson Prestley. Bryce was a 2000 graduate of Fort Scott High School and served with the United States Army from 2000 to 2008. He served one tour of duty in South Korea and three tours in Iraq. Terry Lynn was also a graduate of Fort Scott High School. She was a stay-at-home mother and a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle. Bryce and Terry were married July 19, 2003, in Miami, Okla. Alivia was currently a student at the Christian Learning Center.

Survivors include a daughter of the home, Andon Rya Prestley; parents of Bryce, Bill and Kathy Prestley, Bixby, Okla.; two brothers, Rusty Prestley and wife Amber, Bixby, Okla., and Randy Prestley and wife Jessica, Sand Springs, Okla.; maternal grandmothers, Evelyn Freeman, Fort Scott and Donna Thruape, Wonder Lake, Ill.; and paternal grandmother, Christine Prestley, Crystal Lake, Ill. Survivors of Terry include her parents, Jerry and Sharon Thompson, Fort Scott; three sisters, Shanna Staton and husband Sean, Jill Hoffman, and Ashly Gates and husband Shane; and maternal grandfather, Donald Kelley, Fort Scott. In addition to her grandparents, Jerry and Sharon Thompson and Bill and Kathy Prestley, Alivia is survived by her sister, Andon Prestley. Also surviving the above family are many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Following cremation, memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 15, at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle conducted by William James Schafer and Rev. Paul Rooks. Burial with Military Honors at U.S. National Cemetery will follow. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to an Andon Prestley Scholarship fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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Terry Lynn Prestley
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Alivia Winter Prestley