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Willa Dean (Dobbs) Pryor of Ironton, Missouri, passed away on September 7, 2023 in Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 87 years. She was born on September 27, 1935 in Greely, Missouri to Thomas Edward Dobbs and Elsie Elga (Brooks) Dobbs.
In 1955, she was united in marriage to Dallas Eugene Pryor, who preceded her in death August 27, 2003. Together they had four children: Tony (Kelly) Pryor of Arcadia, Missouri, Tammy Benack of Imperial, Missouri, Tina (Bob) Bridwell of Ironton, Missouri, and Tracy (Lucas) Banks of Branson, Missouri.
In addition to her parents, Willa Dean is preceded in death by her three brothers; Marvin Dobbs, Merel Dobbs and Bill Dobbs and two sisters; Mildred Barton and Reba Trollinger. A third sister, Patty Meyer of St. Louis, Missouri survives. Eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one more great grandchild on the way are left to mourn her passing.
Willa Dean was a 1954 graduate of Ironton High School. She was the owner of Willa Dean’s Beauty Shop. She enjoyed playing golf and played in many tournaments over the years. She was an avid reader and she liked to play BINGO. She also enjoyed visiting with her family and friends.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Bryson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Generation Next PO Box 6534 Branson, MO 65615. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brysonfuneralhome.com.