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Darrell Perry

July 2, 1944 — March 15, 2016


Darrell W. Perry, age 71, of Kahoka, MO, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his home.

Darrell was born July 2, 1944 in Laughlin Hospital in Kirksville, MO, a son of Leo W. and Edna Newnham Perry.

He was married to Sarah Howren in 1974 who preceded him in death on March 17, 2000.

Survivors include his children and grandchildren, Bradford Howren of Warsaw, IL and his children Heather and Brad Howren, both of Keokuk, IA and Debbie (John) Ewers of Loraine, IL and their children, Trisha Williamson (Mike Matlick) and Jessica (Ron) Bridal, all of Quincy, IL and Brooke (Joe) Wade of Killen, AL; his brother, Dennis Perry (Delores Jean Durant) of Wyaconda, MO; sister-in-law, Vivian Perry of Memphis, MO; his companion of 16 years, Connie Kirchner of Kahoka; her children and their families, Pat (Ronda) Kirchner of Kahoka, MO, Dawn (Bill) LeMaster of St. Charles, MO, Tassie (Matt) Dienst of O'Fallon, MO and Leslie (Santhosh) Mathews of St. Petersburg, FL; a nephew, Chris Perry of Shawnee, KS, two nieces, Connie (Rob) Parker of Columbia, MO, and Jenny Graf of Richardson, TX; cousins: Roma Joyce (Bernard) Moline of Quincy, IL, Glenna Lipper of Memphis, MO, Margaret Schmitz of Ft. Madison, IA, Jolene Blanford of Keokuk, IA, Frances Perry of Niota, IL, and Wesley Perry of Kahoka, MO; several great grandchildren, great nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sarah; one brother, Larry E. Perry; cousins: Leonard and J. W. Perry and Robert Lipper.

Darrell graduated from Wyaconda High School with the Class of 1962 and went to work for the former Sheller Globe in Keokuk prior to entering the U. S. Navy in 1965. He served in the Navy four years, three months, and nine days. He was a Boiler Technician aboard the USS Sacramento attaining the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. Following his discharge from the Navy he returned to Sheller Globe and had worked there a total of 42 years at his retirement.

Darrell was a member of the USWA Union Local #444 and a Charter member of the Fox Valley 2-Cylinder Club. Tractors were his passion and he loved working on them and other equipment. He was well known in the surrounding area riding and displaying his tractors in local parades and functions. He also loved to ride snow mobiles. Auctions, antiquing and flea markets were activities he enjoyed.

Darrell was a keeper of family genealogy. Family was important to him and he was very happy spending time with them and his "Perry cousins".

Funeral services were held Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Dan Davis officiating. Special musical selections were: "Wonderful Tonight", "Navy Hymn" and "Anchors Aweigh". Burial with military rites will follow in the National Cemetery in Keokuk, IA. Pallbearers were: Jerry Kearns, Gurden Kraus, Wes Perry, Bernard Moline, Roger Smeltser and Bill Grimes. Honorary pallbearers were: Tom Priebe, Larry Wiggins, Ron Tisor, Pete Henson and Dan Harlow.

Friends called at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Thursday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to NEMO Hospice or the Kahoka Cemetery.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Funeral Service

Friday, March 18, 2016
10:00 AM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

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