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Delbert L. Parsons
(August 31, 1936 - August 19, 2014)

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Delbert L. Parsons

U.S. Veteran


Delbert Leroy Parsons, age 77, of Kahoka, MO, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Clark Co. Nursing Home following a brief illness.

Delbert was born August 31, 1936 at Revere, MO, a son of Walter Raleigh and Lucille B. Hayden Parsons.

Survivors include his daughter, Tonia Ohrberg and her three children, of California; one brother, Francis (Janet) Parsons of Wayland, MO; one nephew, Terry Parsons (Ann Blunk) of New London, IA; one niece, Lori Rockhold of Wayland, MO; a great nephew, Matthew (Clarissa) Rankin and their children, MacKenzie and Mykel of Kahoka, MO; a great niece, Alexis Holmes and her son, Dominic of Wayland, MO; an aunt, Alice Parsons of Kahoka, MO; an aunt-in-law, Leih Ann Hayden of Kahoka, MO; as well as cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Delbert was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He had the privilege and honor to be selected to serve as a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

He was well-known by Clark Countians, having served as a bus driver on daily routes as well as many extracurricular activities for twenty-one years. He also maintained the grounds for the district. In his spare time, Delbert enjoyed fishing, playing pool, and visiting with friends at the local coffee shops. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Kahoka. He enjoyed helping his neighbors whenever he could and providing them with transportation to various appointments.

Memorial services were held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Glen Yoder officiating. The service concluded with Military Rites by Herman Blum Post # 192 of the American Legion, Ayer-Boatman Post # 4342,V.F.W, and Missouri Honors Detail.

Family received friends from 1 p.m. Saturday until time of services at Wilson Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the family.


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