Lela Putney

Lela Putney

SPARTANBURG, SC PUTNEY, LELA MARIE BUNTE Lela Marie Bunte Putney, 108, of Spartanburg, SC, formerly of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Summit Hills Retirement Community. Born March 2, 1904, in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Louis Edward and Lydia Marie Floreth Bunte, and wife of the late Elmore Martin Putney, Sr. Mrs. Putney was a homemaker, talented musician, and member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Spartanburg. She was a graduate of Central Weslyan College in Warrenton, MO and the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, an 83 year member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, founding member of the St. Louis SAI Alumnae Chapter, and a 66 year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Jessie Marie Niedringhaus of St. Louis, MO; Mary Marjorie Fast and husband Douglas Ellis Fast, Sr. of Spartanburg, SC; son, Charles Louis Putney Sr. and wife Marilyn Hester Putney of Santa Fe, NM and Houston, TX; daughters-in-law, Patricia Putney of Buford, GA, and Connie Putney Hudson of Carmel, IN; grandchildren, Nancy Marie (Bill) Sikes, Mary Suzanne (Fess) Crockett, E. Martin Putney III, Paul D. (Bonny)Putney, Jennie Leigh (Steve) McDaniel, Clai Allyn (Janet) Putney, Charles Louis (Regina) Putney, Jr., Bayless Martin Putney, Douglas Ellis (Amanda) Fast, Jr. and DeAnna Marie Crowell; 26 great-grandchildren; and nephew, Charles R. Reid. She was predeceased by sons, Edward Allen Putney, Elmore Martin Putney, Jr., and John Philip Putney; granddaughter, Lela Elizabeth (Michael) MacArtor; brother, Louis F. (Rachel) Bunte; and son-in-law, Henry Frederick Niedringhaus III. Visitation will be 9:30-10:00 AM Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Salem United Methodist Church, 1200 S. Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63131. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 AM with the Reverend Terri Swan and the Reverend J. C. Sowers officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com Floyds North Church Street Chapel