JOHN R. EDDLEMAN
John R. Eddleman, age 88, of Kahoka, MO, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka where he had been a resident the past 11 years.
John was born April 14, 1925, in Alexandria, MO, a son of Alfred and Emma Bryant Eddleman.
He and Doris L. Jesberg were united on April 22, 1951 in Wayland. She preceded him in death two years ago on February 15, 2012.
Survivors include three sons, Mike (Cheryl) Eddleman of Kahoka, Gene (Martha) Eddleman of Kahoka, and Dennis (Tammy) Eddleman of Luray; one daughter, Patricia (Mrs. Eric) Vance of Kahoka; ten grandchildren: Travis (Cindy) Eddleman of Olathe, KS, Clint (Malachi) Eddleman of Kahoka, Kristi Eddleman of Olathe, KS, Gina (Mrs. Marshal) Fiedler and Dustin (Wendy) Eddleman, all of Great Falls, MT, Willy (Kristina) Stewart of Park Forest, IL, Jeremy (Devan) Stewart of Aiken, SC, and Danielle, John, and Devin Eddleman, all of Luray; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Coop, of Kahoka; a sister-in-law, Twila Horter, of Kahoka; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son-in-law, Marty Stewart; three brothers: Fred, Frank and Ray Eddleman; and three sisters: Esther Hess, Elizabeth Value, and Alice Jones.
John was a Disabled American Veteran and a member of Herman Blum Post # 192, American Legion at Kahoka. He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Wayland.
He farmed all of his life and loved caring for his dogs and animals. He was an avid "antiquer" long before American Pickers became famous. He enjoyed looking for the perfect item to bring home with him.
Most of all, he loved spending time with his friends and family.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wayland with Rev. Dan Deatrick officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Frazee Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after noon on Sunday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials were suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project.
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