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Tressa Zilafro

Friday, June 13, 2003

EAST PRAIRIE - Tressa Zilafro, 85, died at 1:57 p.m. June 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Born Dec. 18, 1917, in Success, Ark., daughter of the late Mike and Flaudie Henderson Ciscell, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She retired from the Prairie Manufacturing Company and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie.

On Jan. 18, 1937, she married Albert Leo Zilafro, who preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1981.

Survivors include: two sons, Jesse Allen Zilafro of East Carondelet, Ill., and Doug Zilafro of East Prairie; one daughter, Mary Agnes Bienacker of Sterling, Va.; two sisters, Mary Teffertillar of Grand Chain, Ill., and Bethel Robertson of Price, Utah; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

One sister and two brothers also preceded her in death.

Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Shelby Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ernest Brown will officiate.

Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.