The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


July 15, 2013

Cirina A. Prisch

Racine, Mo. — Cirina Ann Prisch, 88, Racine, Mo., went to be with our Lord at 2:20 a.m. July 13, 2013, at National Healthcare in Joplin after a long illness.

Cirina Ann Molletta was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Salvador (Sam) and Carmella (Resuglia) Molletta. Cirina was saved and baptized in Jesus Name. She was a faithful saint and church member of the Racine Apostolic Church. She was a homemaker her entire life and had many special talents such as sewing, quilting and baking. Cirina loved to make baby quilts as gifts for family, friends and church members.

Cirina Ann Molletta married the only love of her life, Gene Chris Prisch July 7, 1949 and he preceded her in death May 13, 1977.

Survivors include two sons, Ron Prisch, Joplin, Mo. and William Prisch, St. Paul, Minn.; two daughters, Lorie Horton, Tioga, La. and Evie Cotten, Racine, Mo.; one brother, Joe Molletta state of Calif.; two sisters, Sarah Gulizia, State of Calif. and Madeline Hiley, State of Iowa; 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Cirina was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Carmela Molletta; two sisters, Frances Drelicharz and Josie Lupina.

Funeral  services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, Mo., will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Racine Apostolic Church with Bro. Steve Epley and Bro. Ronnie Parker officiating. Pallbearers will be David Cotten, Joey Cotten, Jason Horton, Andrew Horton, Glen Horton, Jason Mitchell and Aaron Knowlton.  Burial will be held in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn. later in the week. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Racine Apostolic Church.

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