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Weston Schorr

d. August 29, 2010


Weston L. "Wes" Schorr, age 95, of Luray, MO, died Sunday, August 29, 2010 in Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, IA.

Wes was born June 18, 1915 at Millstadt, IL, a son of Oliver Andrew and Jessie Vuel Weston Schorr.

He married Lois Hand in 1935 and in 1941 married Marian Scott.

Survivors include two sons, Gary (Mary) Schorr of Port Orchard, WA and Earl (Alice) Schorr of Luray, MO; three daughters: Vuel (Jim) Smith of Farmington, IA, Linda Glasgow and Becky Gutting both of Keokuk, IA; a sister, DeLorus Leftwich of rural Canton, MO; twenty-two grandchildren: Terry Smith, Duane Smith, Denise (Clarence) Estrada, Steve Howell, Kevin (Candi) Howell, Dan (Jo) Glasgow, Jr., Sonya Schorr, Tara, Michael, Teresa and Brian Schorr, Ginger, April, Cleveland and Amber Gutting, Tony, Diane and Sandy Schorr, David (Angie) Ewart, Brad (Amanda) Ewart, Tracie (Brian) Holmes and Jamie Ewart; 38 great grandchildren: Nicole (Tony) Galati, Angelo and Marika Estrada, Cora, Summer, Brian, Dylan and Dalton Howell, Ethan Glasgow, Dylan Schorr, Courtney, Cole, Cody, Jodeci, Jasmine, Trevon, Ty, Marcus, Taliyah, Asia, Eddie and Equilius Gutting, Renee Schorr, Chris Edens, Sierra and Jacob Schorr, a Heather Rodgers, Ashley, Courtney, Samantha, Brandt, Brock and Bryce Ewart, Briar and Kade Holmes and Malerie, Baylee and Madison Reid; and, five great-great grandchildren: Alexis, Jayden and Olivia Schorr and Hailey and Anthony Galati; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marian; three sons, Weston Schorr, Jr., Charles Schorr and Jay Schorr; one daughter, Sherry Ewart; a brother, James Schorr, and grandchildren: Andy Schorr, Candy Gutting, Sara Schorr and William Schorr.

Wes worked a variety of jobs through the years. He worked first as a tollkeeper on the St. Francisville Bridge, later drove a bus route between Keokuk and Kirksville and then worked for the Santa Fe on the tracks at Medill. When his kids were small he farmed, drove a school bus at Ashton and gravel truck for Clark County. He operated Wes's Tap on the West side of the square in Kahoka and then went to work as a prison guard in Jefferson City. He then worked for Perry/ Schorr's Sawmill and the elevator in Gregory Landing.

The past 20 years he had been a driver for the Amish, driving over a million miles.

Wes was a former 4-H leader and little league coach at Ashton. In earlier years he was a member of the Elks at Canton. He loved animals, particularly his dogs and chickens. He was a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and was best known for his gift of telling stories and good jokes.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with burial following in Bluff Springs Cemetery, rural Canton, MO.

Memorials were suggested to the Clark Co. Ambulance District.

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