Anna Louise Pannebaker Vorhis, 87, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Trinity Episcopal Church of Lebanon. Reverend Christine Gilson will officiate. Visitation will be held at the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. Burial will be in the Mount Rose Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church in care of Holman-Howe Funeral Home at 320 S. Adams Ave., Lebanon, Mo. 65536.
Born May 15, 1919, near Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late George Pannebaker and the late Emma Darnell Pannebaker. On July 31, 1961, she married Ralph C. Vorhis, Sr., who preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1983. She taught in several Laclede County rural schools and in the Lebanon R-III schools and was the first principal of Maplecrest School in Lebanon. From 1950 until 1972, she was the director of elementary education for the Marshall public school system. On Oct. 7, 1962, she was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in Marshall, and then she transferred her membership to Trinity Episcopal Church in Lebanon in 1972.
Survivors include one stepson, Ralph Vorhis, Jr. of San Antonio; three stepdaughters, Marsha Owens of Ridgecrest, Calif., Christine Walls of Antimony, Utah and Stephanie McFarlane of Saluda, N.C.; a sister-in-law; and two nieces.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Pannebaker.