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DUANE E. BREWER
Duane E. Brewer, age 76, of Kahoka, MO, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
Duane was born October 20, 1938 at Revere, MO, a son of Lawrence and Hazel Courtney Brewer.
He married Berty Toops on August 6, 1956 and they were the parents of three sons, Billy, Eldon and Anthony. She preceded him in death on September 11, 1986. In November of 1988 he was united in marriage to Barbara Patchin Butler in Kahoka.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Kahoka; three sons: Billy (Terri) Brewer of Kahoka, Eldon (Carol) Brewer of Bloomington, IL and Anthony (Lenoir) Brewer of Tallahassee, FL; a step-son, Mark (Teresa) Butler of Palmyra; five grandchildren: Tabitha (James) Scott, Stacey Brewer, Kris Brewer, Jeremy (Meg) Brewer and Taren Brewer; four step-grandchildren: Kyle (Renee) Huston, Brady Huston, Brooke and Brock Butler; two great-grandchildren: Luke Scott and Owen Brewer; three step great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Harper and Sydney Huston; a brother, Richard L. Brewer of Kahoka; and a sister, Opal Nixon of Kahoka; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Berty Brewer; a brother, Romaine Brewer; a sister, Betty Nichols; and a step-daughter, Robin Huston.
Duane was a 1956 graduate of Revere High School. He was a member of the former Revere Community Church.
He was a 30 year employee of Ball-Volvo in Kahoka.
Duane enjoyed hunting and fishing and tinkering with things. Almost as much as hunting, he enjoyed driving around looking for deer and taking pictures of them. He enjoyed people and loved going around town in his golf cart checking on what the news was, seeing what was going on, often spending many hours watching the progress of new construction. He enjoyed telling stories, teasing, joking and being ornery with his family, friends and co-workers.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He rarely missed any of his children's and grandchildren's sports and other activities. They were who he lived for. He was blessed in his life with two sets of family, all of whom were the same in his eyes. A special thanks goes to the staff of Blessing Hospital who treated the entire family with love and caring.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Mr. Jared McAfee officiating. Burial followed in the Revere Cemetery.
Friends called at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 9 a.m. Tuesday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Revere Cemetery or the Clark Co. Senior Center.
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