Lebanon Reporter


January 18, 2014

Lola Ruth Pelke

Lola Ruth Pelke, 92, of Prosperity, S.C., went peacefully to be with the Lord on Jan. 12, 2014, at her home.

She was born in Lebanon on April 29, 1921. She was a devoted servant to the Body of Christ, looking for opportunities to minister with her gift of hospitality, to family, friends and missionaries.

After moving to Prosperity, S.C., from Spring Hill, Fla., she joined First Baptist Church of Prosperity and was known to all as “Grandma.”Mrs. Pelke was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, who passed away one year ago after 71 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jeannie McKay and her 12 siblings.

She is survived by a daughter, Dottie (Frank) McKay of Prosperity, S.C.; a son, Bill Pelke of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren Kim (Ed) West, Scott (Jean) McKay, Andy (Amy) McKay, Nathan McKay, Harrieshia McKay, Colin McKay, Robert E. (Tammy) Pelke, Christina Pelke and Rebecca (Curtis) Bigsbee; 25 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Prosperity. The interment followed in Prosperity Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Home, 354 West Street, Suite 1, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, Newberry, S.C., is entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcswainevans.com.

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