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Kelly A. McPherson(1984 - 2014)

Kelly Ann McPherson, 29, Arnold, formerly of Pacific, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, after a two-year battle with polymyositis and heart failure.

Kelly was the daughter of Mary Ann McPherson, nee Stone, Arnold, and Richard McPherson, Imperial. She was born as a triplet Sept. 17, 1984, with sisters, Jennifer and Lisa. She graduated from Pacific High School with honors in 2003. She graduated cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and Spanish. Kelly also obtained a paralegal certificate from St. Louis Community College in 2008. She was employed by Bryan Cave Law Firm, St. Louis.

Kelly was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mary Jane and Dalton Stone, and Mae and Bill McPherson.

She is survived by her parents, Mary Ann McPherson and Richard McPherson; two sisters, Jennifer and Lisa; aunts and uncles, Gary McPherson, Villa Ridge, James McPherson and family, Glenda and Ed Titter and family, all of Pacific, and Sherri and Charlie Wood and family, Abilene, Texas; and many dear friends and family in the Franklin County area.

A funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 17.

Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Catawissa.

Memorial donations may be given to the Franklin County Humane Society or a local area food pantry.

The family was served by Bell Funeral Home, Pacific.

Published in The Missourian on Feb. 26, 2014
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