Lillie Prewitt

Lillie Prewitt, age 72, of Polo, MO, passed away Monday evening, Mar. 26, 2018, at her home. She was born on June 15, 1945, in Kansas City and was the daughter of Paul and Rubie (Barton) Hughes. 

Lillie grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Northeast High School. On June 19, 1963, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Prewitt in Kansas City. Lillie was a homemaker, a military wife, and a pastor’s wife. Alongside her husband, they served Baptist churches in Breckenridge, Carrollton, and Kingston. She loved to crochet and knit. Lillie would make Afghans for new babies, marriages and pretty much everyone she knew. She also was known to frequent quilt shops and craft fairs. Lillie was never negative and never had a bad word to say about anyone. She saw the best in people.  Lillie loved children and enjoyed her years of being a Vacation Bible School teacher and craft teacher at children’s camp. She enjoyed going to the country music shows in Branson, but most of all, she loved doing things for other people. Lillie will be dearly missed by all who knew her. 

Mrs. Prewitt was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jeanie Ortiz. 

Those left to mourn her passing include her husband of 54 years, Kenneth of the home; daughter, Tina (Jeff) Rash of Polo; son, Paul Prewitt of Tucson, AZ; four granddaughters, Tiffany (Nathan) Steward of Waverly, KS, Jennifer and Jordan Rash, both of Polo, and Taylor Rash of Hamilton; four grandsons, James Nickles of Excelsior Springs, Zachary and Tanner Prewitt, both of Lathrop, and Ryan Prewitt of Phoenix, AZ; and great-grandchildren, Trypp, Sterling, Maverick and Emily. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, and may be left at or mailed to Stith Funeral Home, 301 E. Elm Street, Polo, MO 64671. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Polo. The family will receive friends starting at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at promptly 1:00 p.m. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Arrangements are under the direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. An online guestbook may be accessed at

(paid obituary)

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