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Helen Preyer

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Helen Preyer
Helen Louise "Zip" Preyer, 86, of Malden, Mo., passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Aug. 8, 1925, in Portageville, Mo., daughter of the late Albert E. Green and Buelah Mae Crafton Green, she was a 1944 graduate of Campbell High School, and attended the Cape Teachers College. She taught at Brian School for three years, worked as a bookkeeper for Hunt Gin, and was a secretary for Ozark Border, but was best known for working with her husband at Preyer Equipment Company. Her hobbies included ceramics and working in her yard, and she loved to decorate differently every Christmas.

On Jan. 27, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., she married Herbert Austin "Herb" Preyer, who preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ira Greene, Homer Greene, Ercel Greene, Robert Greene, Joe Greene and R. Lee Greene, and sisters, Mary Lee Greene and Allie Mae McCrory.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Preyer and wife, Amy, of Kennett and James Kent Preyer, of Sacramento, Calif.; two grandchildren, Erin Preyer, of Nashville, Tenn., and Eric Preyer, of Jonesboro, Ark.; three step-grandchildren, Jake Phillips, Emma Phillips and Audrey Phillips; one sister, Doris Moody, of Malden, and one brother, Bill Green and wife, Nancy, of Malden.

Funeral services were held a 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, at Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with Rev. Bryan Johnson officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.