Florence L. Bantrup, 103, of Boonville, MO passed away February 4, 2012 at Ashley Manor Care Center. Visitation will be held at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church from 5-7 pm. Friday, February 10th (prayer service at 5 pm). Services will be held at the church Saturday, February 11th, at 10:00 am with Rev. Robert Fields officiating.
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Mrs. Bantrup was born on March 10, 1908 in Pilot Grove to William and Ida Twenter Young. She married Walter A. Bantrup in 1933. He died September 14, 1985. She was a life-long devout member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. She was also a member of the Legion Of Mary. Her daily routine was to say the rosary and her prayers.
Florence is survived by her son, William and wife, Marilyn, of Lee's Summit, MO; her daughter, Pamela Hillis and husband, Randy, of Imperial, MO; a sister, Ellen Bean of Plattsburg, MO; a sister-in-law of Pilot Grove, MO; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 sisters, Lorraine Newhouse, Mary Lammers; 2 brothers, Leo Young, Virgil Young; and a granddaughter in 2009, Jennifer Bantrup.
The family wishes to thank all those wonderful people at Ashley Manor Care Center, Hospice Care Team, Father Bob Dusendieker, and Connie Gerling who visited mother regularly and was an angel of mercy and Florence's dear friend. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church School Building Fund. For online condolences please go to www.thacherwood.com.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Feb. 7 to Feb. 14, 2012