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     Myron Neil McWilliams, age 92, of rural Asbury, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, Kansas.

      Myron was born May 22, 1919 at Hannon, Missouri to Lloyd and Charlotte McWilliams.  He moved to Jasper County, Missouri with his parents and siblings in 1932.  He lived in the Nashville/Asbury, Missouri area the rest of his life with the exception of time he served in military service.

     He attended Jasper High School, Jasper, Missouri, graduating from there in 1937.  As a member of the Future Farmers of America, he received the degree of State Farmer in 1936.

     Myron proudly served his country four years in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was inducted August 8, 1941 and honorably discharged October 20, 1945.  He was sent overseas October 21, 1943 where he was engaged in the Battles of Rhineland, Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe and Ardennes, receiving five bronze stars and the Good Conduct Medal for his service.  He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

     After serving his country, Myron returned to farming and in 1972, bought a small farm near Nashville, Missouri.  He began truck farming and gardening, growing delicious vegetables and fruits.  His favorite activity was selling his produce at the various Farmer’s Markets and other locations in the area, meeting people, and sharing his harvest of wonderful garden produce.  He also generously shared them with his many friends and relatives.  Myron was also employed by P and M Coal Company for several years, retiring from there in 1985.

     Myron was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; one step-son, Jim Leibbrand; his parents; two sisters, Margaret Sisseck and Evelyn McClanahan.

     He leaves behind two brothers, Warren of  Asbury, Missouri and Roy Gene of Gladstone, Missouri; one sister, Dorothy and husband, Leonard Mansfield of Licking, Missouri; one step-son, Steve Leibbrand and wife Linda of Carthage, Missouri; one step-daughter, Cheryl Brock of Grandview, MO; one step-daughter-in-law, Rita Leibbrand of Mindenmines, Missouri; many step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and special friend, Nadeene Stewart of Joplin.

     Myron never met a stranger and was loved by everyone who knew him.  He will be sadly missed and respectfully remembered by the many friends and relatives in the community he loved so much.

     The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 18th at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.

     A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 19th, at Nashville Cemetery with full military honors conducted by Jasper VFW Post  6415.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Nashville Cemetery or Jasper VFW Post 6415 in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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#8 bethanytom,wilma,stamback & daughters 2012-04-06 11:01
Myron was the best neighbor anyone could ask for . He work at the coal mine with my husband and when we didnt see him out and about,we would go to the house and check on him.You will be miss and your loved by all.
#7 Pawhuska OKCathy McClanahan Bell 2012-03-19 23:56
Rip Uncle Myron You were worn out and ready to go to Heaven.
Will miss you so. Hope they have Root Beer Fizzies there like you used to get for Cynthia and me.
#6 Licking,MoDorothy Mansfield 2012-03-19 19:25
My dearest brother,Myron. You'll never know how much you have meant to our family. I'm so happy that God chose me to be your little sister. I'll always remember how sad we were when "Uncle Sam" called you to serve our country and how many nights Gene sat on the stair steps and cried for you when you left. We all missed you so much. We thank God that he watched over you and returned you safely to our family. You have and always will be MY HERO! I already miss you so much. Love ya Brother.
#5 Butler, GA (Near Macon, GA)Nancy Mansfield Payne 2012-03-18 13:22
This is the great Hope we have in Christ...that we will see our sweet Uncle Myron again.
We will miss you, sweet Uncle. You have always been one the most loving and kind men I have ever known. Your jolly personality and wonderful "scratchy- beard" kisses will always be a treasured memory of mine. You never saw me that you didn't hug me and give me one of your special kisses. And they truly were special. Just like you were to everyone.
I can remember my mama talking about how brave you were in WWII and what a true, humble hero you were. You never stopped to worry about yourself then or in recent times. Fond memories of your tender spirit and loving ways are a great legacy to leave behind, not to mention, a free America. You lived life well, but you remembered to take time to smell the fresh country "roses" in your garden. You were one of the best farmers in town.
Well done, Uncle Myron, Well done! And I am sure you have already heard those same words from our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ-- "Well done, my good and faithful servant. Enter in." Save us a place next to you at His table. Thanks for all you did for this family and our country. Love you always, Nancy
#4 Carthage, MOLynda Homa 2012-03-18 11:00
You will be greatly missed by your family....Steve, Geoff, Jeremy, Cynthia, Bret, Race, Rita, Troy, Melanie, Brett, Brady, Greg, Mandy, Gracie, Cheryl, Christie, Tracy, Amanda, Emma, Megan, Randy, and all others I have forgotten in the family...You held a special place in their lives...I enjoyed our visits at the Farmer's are now 'back on the farm'
#3 Owasso, OKAnnette Roughton-Loos 2012-03-17 19:07
Uncle Myron, you were a wonderful man and so very kind to my siblings and I. I will always remember hearing you tell us stories of your childhood and military days. You always had fresh vegetables to share, especially the sweet corn. I will always remember how you would call me your green eye girl. You will be missed but I know you are in heaven tell Jesus your stories.
Love always, your niece
#2 Carthage, MOLynda Homa 2012-03-17 12:39
You will be greatly missed by your family, Myron....Steve, Geoff, Jeremy, Cynthia, Bret, Race, Rita, Troy, Melanie, Brett, Brady, Greg, Mandy, Gracie, Cheryl, Christie, Tracy, David, Amanda, Emma, Megan, and those I have forgotten...they all loved you and I so enjoyed visiting with you at the Farmer's Markets in Carthage and Webb City. As Steve told are now home on the farm!! Love....
#1 Carthage, MOSteve Leibbrand 2012-03-16 08:12
RIP Myron. You will be missed. Recently we talked about you heading to the farm soon. I asked that you say hello to Mom and Jim. I knew you understood, not because of any words, but because of the tears. I had you for 45+ years in my life, you were the only Father I knew, and only remaining Grandfather to my sons. I hope the sweet corn is as tasty in Heaven as it was from your fields. Thank you Myron. I love you.

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