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Served in the U.S. Marine Corp Louis Addison Prince, the son of Charles and Orene Prince, was born May 3, 1931, in Malden, Mo., and departed this life July 6, 2007, at the age of 76.
Lou and Doris Lee were united in marriage on June 15, 1951, in St. Louis. They were blessed with three children.
Lou was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, and his parents, Charles and Orene Prince.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Joe and Becky Klineline, Ava, his son, Gary Prince, Columbia, and his daughter and son-in-law, Wes and Amy Barnum, Carl Junction. Lou was very proud of his five grandchildren, Chad Klineline, Springfield, Tyler Klineline, Springfield, Abbie Klineline, Ava, and Kyle and Megan Barnum, Carl Junction.
Lou is also survived by his two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Fay Prince and Bob and Joann Prince, St. Louis; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mary Kliment, St. Louis, Arch and Harriett Wayne and Jerry and Helen Dauve, St. Charles; and special friends, Bob and Delores Crain, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Lou made his profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ava.
He was proud of his family and loved to watch his grandchildren in their sporting events. Lou was a very good basketball and baseball player in high school. After high school he was signed by the New York Giants as a catcher. He then went on to work for Rawlings Sporting Goods for many years. Lou also worked for the Douglas County Sheltered Workshop.
Lou was in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 9, at the United Methodist Church of Ava at 11 a.m., with the Revs. Oren Alcorn and Marty Blakey officiating. Burial followed in the Ava Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of America Foundation, Inc. Mtn. Grove, or the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome.