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Paralee Jane Son, age 80, of Holts Summit, formerly of Eldon, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born in Iberia on August 14, 1931, a daughter of the late Walter Otto and Oma (Whittle) Meredith. On July 11, 1953, in Eldon, she was married to John Edsel Son, who preceded her in death on June 29, 1996. Paralee lived in Eldon for 48 years. She was a 1949 graduate of Eldon High School and worked as a checker for Kroger until 1956. She then became a homemaker and assisted her husband with his electrical contracting business. Paralee enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, camping, fishing, canoeing and spending time with her family and friends. While residing in Eldon, Paralee attended and was a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church. She was currently attending Harvest Time Ministries in Holts Summit. Those who survive her include: her daughter, Nira Neises and husband Howard of Holts Summit; one granddaughter, Amber Neises of Holts Summit; one brother, James Meredith of Iberia and one sister, Maxine Catron of Springfield. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, with services immediately following at 12:00 p.m. at Rekus Funeral Home in Eldon. Rev. Charles Norris will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Eldon. Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Harvest Time Ministries, 100 Chet Jac Dr., Holts Summit, MO 65043. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.rekusfh.com.
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