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Mildred K. McPherson, 82, of California, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at California Care Center. She was born on September 20, 1928, in California, the daughter of Henry W. and Louise M. (Baker) Strickfaden, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married on December 6, 1947, in Jefferson City, to Elliott McPherson, who survives of the home. She was a 1946 graduate of California High School and worked for 29 years at Farmers and Traders Bank in California. Mildred enjoyed playing cards with different clubs, but most of all she loved spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church. She is survived by one son, John (Jeanne) McPherson of California; two grandchildren, Jordan (Alondra) McPherson and Jayna (Justin) Marriott; two great-granddaughters Olivia and Preslee Marriott; and one brother, Harold (Bonnie) Strickfaden of Edwardsville, Ill. She was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Strickfaden and Velma Fulks; and five brothers, John, Paul, Herbert, Elmer and Andrew Strickfaden. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church. Burial will be in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery. Officiating will be Fr. Fred Elskamp. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, June 30, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. ñ 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Moniteau County Historical Society or Annunciation Youth Organization, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California.