NEARHOOD, Mary Caroline (Perrigo) - b. October 18, 1931 - d. June 15, 2012

Started by patyrn, June 19, 2012, 09:54:45 AM

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Mary Caroline Nearhood, age 80, a resident of El Dorado, Kansas, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas.  She was born on October 18, 1931 in Howard, Kansas, the daughter of Robert E. and Mattie Mae (Brown) Perrigo.

Mary attended and graduated from Howard High School Class of 1949.  In 1953, Mary was united in marriage to Frankie Lee Nearhood in El Dorado, Kansas.  Mary worked for many years as a toll both collector for the Kansas Turnpike.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in El Dorado.  She was an avid reader, and she loved collecting all sorts of treasures.

Mary is survived by her son, Brent Nearhood of El Dorado, Kansas; her daughter, Carla Dickson of Russellville, Arkansas; one grandson, Eric Dickson of Wichita, Kansas; and one great-grandson, Steven Dickson of Wichita, Kansas.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frankie; and two brothers, Carl Williams and Billy Bob Perrigo.

Private family services will be held at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, Kansas.  Family suggests memorials to the Bradford Memorial Library in El Dorado and may be left with the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at  Arrangements are entrusted to Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Ole Granny

Mary was a dear friend to my neighbor, Enos Fry, for the last 12 years.  Enos is 94 years old.  Still llives at home.  Please include him in your thought and prayers.  He will miss her terribly.  

Had no idea Mary was from Howard until she passed away.  
Sweet lady.
"Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky.
But rather openings where our loved ones,
Shine down to let us know they are happy."
Eskimo Legend

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