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Michael Clyde Pistole


Michael Clyde Pistole, 74, of Cherokee, Kansas, died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin.

He was born Oct. 11, 1947, in Pittsburg, to Carl Edwin and Velma May (Bain) Pistole. He was a graduate of College High School and attended Pittsburg State University for two years.

On Oct. 28, 1967, he married Clarice Marie Henderson in Cherokee. She resides at the home.

Michael was a skilled Brick Mason for 38 years. He worked for Oehme Brothers Inc., Cleland Masonry, and Muse Masonry.

He was a member of the Cherokee United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge Black Diamond — Weir, Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman of America, and a member of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife, Clarice of Cherokee; two daughters, Stacy Shireman of Girard, and Andrea Ziegler and husband, Todd, of Hoxie, Kansas; two brothers, Tim Pistole and wife, Nancy, of Shawnee, Kansas, and Chris Pistole and husband, George, of Rogers, Arkansas; sister, Carla Sheets of Pittsburg; brother-in-law, David Henderson and wife, Vicky, of Grove, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Evelyn Pistole of Pittsburg; and five grandchildren: Laney Shireman, Gabriel Shireman, Anistyn Ziegler, Adleigh Ziegler, and Trace Ziegler.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, David Pistole, and his mother-in-law, Phyllis Henderson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2022, at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg, with Rev. Jim Sukraw officiating and Co-Pastor Lindsey Clarke. Burial will follow in Cherokee City Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Down Syndrome Society of Wichita. These may be mailed or dropped off to the funeral home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home.