Zelda Marie "Tooter" Rountree, 92 of Buffalo, Missouri, passed away June 21, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Zelda was born October 25, 1926, in Malden, Missouri, the daughter of Ray and Ruth (Kelley) Willis.

She grew up in Urbana, Missouri.

She married Arnold Rountree on October 26, 1943. They were married 50 years before his passing in 1994. They farmed land out of Urbana, Missouri, and Zelda worked hard right beside Arnold. She enjoyed gardening, puzzles, and quilting.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, other relations and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Ruth Willis; her husband, Arnold Rountree; two sisters: Christina Stacy, and Linda Pilkenton; one brother Sam Willis; two nephews: Stan Pilkenton and Mike Willis.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in the Mission Ridge Cemetery in Urbana under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness & Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.

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