Nelda Lee Pantaleo January 29, 1942 - August 28, 2019

September 04, 2019

Nelda Lee (Smith) Pantaleo, age 77, of Clarence, Missouri, passed away at the Clarence Care Center in Clarence, Missouri on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

She was born on January 29, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Claud and Dorothy R. Harrison Smith.

Nelda was a member of Helping Hand of Clarence, Clarence Community Betterment, Clarence Historical Society, Ladies Auxillary of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Clarence Fireman’s Wives. She was also a member of the New Life Chapel. Nelda enjoyed reading, working, cooking, baking cakes and bread pudding, and spending time with family, especially with her grandkids.

She is survived by her eight children; Butch Pantaleo and wife Lorrie of Clarence, Missouri, Kieth Pantaleo and wife Johnna of Clarence, Missouri, Janey Tamblin and husband Rodney of Adams, New York, Connie Bryant and husband David of Shelbina, Missouri, Nora Johnson and husband Richard of San Antonio, TX, John Pantaleo and wife Debbie of Holts Summit, Missouri, Rhonda Pantaleo of Adams, New York, and Paul Pantaleo and wife Deandra of Clarence, Missouri; thirty-five grandchildren; sixty-three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Norma Wills of Perryville, Missouri, Marsha Roper of Macon, Missouri, Myra Hochstetler with husband Ed of New Iberia, Louisiana, Charla Forsyeth of south Missouri; one sister-in-law Gayle Smith; several nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Judy and Paula; and one brother Joe.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10 am at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Clarence, Missouri. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 starting at 6 pm to 8pm. Burial will be held in the Maplewood Cemetery, in Clarence, Missouri. Memorials may be made to Helping Hand of Clarence and Neighbors Helping Neighbors.