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Edward Vance

February 9, 1923 — May 19, 2019


Edward K. Vance, age 96 of Kahoka, MO, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Unity Point Hospital in Keokuk, IA.

Edward was born February 9, 1923 in DeWitt, IA, a son of Edward John and Ellen Sophia Schelin Vance.

He was united in marriage to Irma Mae Jansen on September 14, 1947 in DeWitt. She preceded him in death on July 10, 2011.

Survivors include three children: Marcia (Gene) Hoekstra of Dunnellon, FL, Barbara (Mike) Clark and Edward Eric (Pat) Vance, all of Kahoka; eight grandchildren: Sara (Kelly) Runnels of Gulf Hammock, FL, Brian (Alysia) Hoekstra of Dunnellon, FL, Thomas Clark (Kendra Moon) of Maryville, MO, Elizabeth (Chris) Smith of Liberty, MO, Heather (Brad) Nelson of Revere, Hilary (Chance) Hedrick of Kahoka, Willie (Kristina) Stewart of Creek, IL and Jeremy Stewart of Aiken, SC; twenty-one great grandchildren: Kelly and Lila Runnels, Hayden and Mason Hoekstra, Sean Moon, Matthew and Kathryn Belanger, Chandler and Naomi Clark, Owen Smith, Caleb and Jedidiah Nelson, Anna and Leah Hedrick, Joseph, Nicholas, Gabriel and Katherine Stewart and Abbi, Brodee and Paris Stewart; two siblings, Robert S. Vance and Rachel Palmer, both of Farmington, IA; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and a son, Mark Henry Vance.

Edward graduated from DeWitt High School and took several on-line classes through the University of Missouri. He farmed all of his life and retired at the age of 72 from his job as an employee of USDA. He was also a US Army Veteran.

Always involved in his community, Ed was a Revere School Board for a number of years, served on the Clark Co. Republican Committee, and on the University of Missouri Extension Council.

At his death, Ed was the oldest member of the Peaksville Christian Church and an Elder Emeritus (lifetime elder) having been unanimously elected by the church to be given this honor. He was instrumental in the 1990's to construct the Constitution and By-Laws for the church. He served several terms on the church board before retiring from it.

In earlier years he had belonged to rock clubs in both Farmington and Clark County and was always interested in geology. As a younger man, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and camping. He was always ready for a drive through the country to see familiar sites and discuss any farming related topic.

He was dedicated to God, his family and his country.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Peaksville Christian Church with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. Burial with Military Rites followed in the Revere Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Peaksville Christian Church or the Revere Cemetery.

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Friends may call after 2 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.


Thursday, May 23, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Friends may call after 2 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, May 24, 2019
10:00 AM

Peaksville Christian Church

Revere, MO

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