SIKESTON - George Thurman Propst, 85, formerly of Marble Hill, died March 5, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center.
Born Feb. 22, 1918, in Sabula, son of the late Charles E. and Grace Pannebecker Propst, he graduated from high school in Vanduser and attended Southeast Missouri Teachers College in Cape Girardeau and was a school teacher and principal in Bollinger County before retiring. He was a member, deacon and former Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. Also a member of the Rural Letter Carrier Association for more than 50 years, he served as state chaplain and wrote a monthly article for the Chaplain Corner in the state paper. Propst was a charter member of the Marble Hill Optimist Club, where he was the organizing chairman and served one term as lieutenant governor.
On July 10, 1941, he married Jo Bollinger who survives of Sikeston.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry L. and Brenda Sue Propst of Sikeston and Mitchell A. and Deronda Propst of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Edgar Propst of Farmington and George Pierson of Medford, Ore.; and four grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Travis Propst; and two brothers, Albert Propst and Elmer Propst.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Fred Ritter and the Rev. David Jackson will officiate.
Burial will follow in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery.