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Letha Prussman - January 05, 2011


Letha M. Prussman was born May 24, 1934 as the last of eight children born to Joseph W. and Lydia A. Franklin. She died Jan. 5, 2011 at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke at the age of 76.

Her parents were married Feb. 27, 1910. Their children were Ruby, Mildred, Gilbert, John, Gene, Donald, William and Letha. Out of eight children, Gene is now the only one still living.

Letha was born and raised with her family in Reyno, Ark., a small town in the northeast part of the state. She attended grade school in Reyno and attended Biggers High School in a nearby town. She then attended nursing school training and thereafter worked as a nurse.

Letha married Cecil M. Hurt in 1961, and after his death she married Dale J. Prussman in 1998. Dale is now also deceased. Letha did not have any children of her own.

Letha is survived by her step-grandchildren, Julie and Jim Rubadue, Donald and Julie Hurt and Charlotte and Rick McAllister; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The memorial service was held Jan. 13 at First United Methodist Church in Holyoke with Pastor Paul Sung officiating.

Baucke Funeral Home directed the services.