Mrs. Callahan died at 12:20 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at her home.
She was born July 3, 1936, at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Bernie and Elma Stiner Hayes. On May 14, 1955, she was united in marriage at West Plains, Missouri, to Lewis Callahan, and to this union two daughters were born, Sharlen “Sherry “ Louise and Joyce Lavern. Pansy was a dairy farmer with Lewis for 20 years at Crider, Missouri. After her retirement from the farm, she was a housewife and enjoyed taking care of her four grandsons. Her favorite pastime was reading her Bible, which she read from cover to cover at least six times. Mrs. Callahan was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her husband, Lewis Callahan, of the family home; one daughter, Joyce Ledbetter, fiancé, Jeff Williams; son-in-law, Lloyd Pringle, Pomona, Missouri; three grandsons, Scott Pringle, fiancée, Jessica Thibodeaux, Mountain View, Missouri; Jeffrey Ledbetter, wife, Brittany and Shawn Pringle, special friend, Valene Hines, all of Pomona, Missouri; granddaughter-in-law, Sarah Ledbetter, fiancé, Chad French; six great-grandchildren, Wyatt Ledbetter, Cheyanne Ledbetter, Toby Ledbetter, Westin Ledbetter, Brody Ledbetter and Paisley French; one brother, Junior Hayes, Maryville, Washington; three sisters, Laura Downing, Blue Springs, Missouri, Betty Jo McGoldrick, West Plains, Missouri and Janice Grisham, Dora, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Reuben Lair, Parkville, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Janice Hayes, Caulfield, Missouri; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Mike Tusher.
Her parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hick and Bertha Callahan; one daughter, Sharlen “Sherry” Pringle, one grandson, Jason Dean Ledbetter, great-grandson, Gage Hoopes, four brothers, Cecil, Wayne, Bobby and Jimmy Hayes; three sisters, Rosie Lair, Inez Cotter and Fern Rennells, four brothers-in-law, Carl Downing, Lee Rennels, Max Cotter and Sammy Grisham; and two sisters-in-law, Velma and Dorothy Hayes, precede her in death.
Heaven has gained a loving angel.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Spina Bifida Association, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.