Mrs. Loella "Lou" Kellhofer, 65, of Pierce City, Missouri, passed away at 10:57 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at her home in Pierce City. She was born January 9, 1944, in Galena, Kansas, the daughter of the late Francis and Nellie (Gates) Pryor. She was united in marriage to Don Kellhofer, May 18, 1973, in Monett, Missouri, and he survives.
Lou was a devoted wife and homemaker who loved being outside and working in her many flower gardens. She was a member of the Easyville Fundamental Methodist Church.
Along with her husband she is survived by one daughter: Janell Ratliff, of Monett, Missouri; two sons: Jeff Boucher and wife, Lori, also of Monett, Missouri, and Jason Kellhofer and Amanda Crook, of Monett, Missouri; two sisters: Debbie Carlin and husband, Richard, of Tontitown, Arkansas, and Doris Briggs and husband, Gary, of Monett, Missouri; three grandchildren: Ryan Ratliff, and Josh and Jantsen Boucher; two great-grandchildren: Anthony and Tatum Boucher; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Lou was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Gibbs of Corvallis, Oregon; and Francis Irene Pryor.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, Missouri, with Rev. Ronnie Howerton and Rev. Leroy Pugh officiating. Burial will be held at Sparks Cemetery in Butterfield, Missouri. Visitation will be held Friday, April 24, 2009, from 7 till 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made on-line at www.bennettwormington.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, Missouri.