Laura Claire (Pringle) North, age 85, passed away at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, MO, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1927 to Charles and Juna Pringle in Emmetsburg. On March 14, 1948 she married Charles F. North at the First Congregational Church in Emmetsburg. They lived on the North family farm outside of Cylinder until Charles passed away in 2000.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Avery, Norman, Kenneth; and two sisters, Edna and Alice.
She is survived by her three children: Deborah of Des Moines, Robert (Mila) of Redondo Beach, CA, Frank, (Sara) of Hannibal, MO; in addition, two granddaughters, one step-granddaughter, and one great granddaughter.
Laura enjoyed genealogy, collecting stamps and coins, and spending time with her family and friends. She was also a member of the Cylinder Women's Club and the DAR.
Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 27. from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. The service will follow. She will be interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg.
Condolences can be left at www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com