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    Herbert G. Jett, age 85, of Lamar, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Truman Healthcare Center, following a long illness. 

     Herb was born January 4, 1930 in Bland, Missouri to Victor D. & Bessie (Yoakum) Jett.  He graduated from High School in Bland in 1948 where he met and later married Roxy M. Fisher in 1951.  She preceded him in death in 2003.

     Herb proudly served his country from 1950 to 1953 as a Sgt. Major in the Air Training Command of the U.S. Air Force, during the Korean War.  After the war, Herb worked in his hometown bank and started and owned an insurance company.  He later moved to St. Louis where he attended the American Institute of Banking and worked in banks in St. Louis.  In 1960, he was offered the opportunity to move to Owensville, MO, where a new bank was to be built and he would become an executive of the bank and assume ownership of an existing insurance company.  In 1964, he moved to Lamar, MO where he was named president and board member of Barton County State Bank.  In 1965, he was appointed a director of Central Mortgage BancShares, Inc., a holding company consisting of six Missouri banks and a Mortgage, Company in Springfield, MO.  In 1976 he moved to Lee’s Summit, MO, where he was named president, chairman of the board and trust officer of Boatmen’s Bank.  After 15 years, he retired and returned to Lamar, in 1992, ending a 39 year career in the field of banking.  Herb was honored several times during his banking career, but the one he favored most, was in 1971 when the Federal Reserve featured him in their magazine “Images” as one of Missouri’s outstanding bankers.

     Herb was also a member of several organizations, too numerous to mention.  He was an ordained deacon of the Southern Baptist faith for over 50 years and a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Lamar. 

     On June 5, 2004, he married Emily Sue (Aton) Garrett, who survives him along with one son Glen A. Jett, of Temple, Texas; two stepchildren, Joe Garrett of Nixa, MO and Constance Garrett of Atlanta, GA.  He is also survived by one sister Vera Thompson, of Bland, MO and sisters in-law, Wanda Jett of Bland, MO and Edrie Jett of Creve Coeur, MO, and many nephews, nieces and cousins

     In addition to his first wife, Herb was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Louie Jett and Delmar Jett; an infant sister, Naomi Jett.

     Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Lamar.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Daniel Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Countryside Memorial Gardens, Owensville, MO.

     Contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church of Lamar in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#5 SpringfieldMark Wingo 2016-07-29 22:57
Hi Emily
I dont know what in the world led me to this and finding you, but let me a late....I am very sorry. I moved on and started law school and I am in my 6th year now. I miss you and your friendship. If you or someone sees this can get my email to you I would love hearing from you. Take care-hope you havr your ants under control, LOL, Mark
#4 Reno, NVKristy R. 2015-07-05 07:17
To the Family of Herb G. Jett. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Herb. May the God of comfort heal your heart. The passing of someone you love can be a very hard thing to deal with. I hope you can find comfort in the promise of the resurrection mentioned in the Bible at John 5:28&29. Sincerely, Kristy
#3 LamarEd and Rebecca Emery 2015-07-02 04:14
Emily, I was out of town yesterday and am so sorry to have missed Herb's memorial service. Rebecca and I so appreciate your friendship and are deeply grateful to have known Herb. Please call on us for anything. We love you.
#2 ElDorado Springs, MOJeannie Purdom 2015-06-30 07:23
Emily, I'm so sorry for your loss. Herb was a great man and loved you dearly. I always enjoyed cleaning his teeth and getting pearls of wisdom as well. He was a wise man. He always bragged on your beauty and your God given talent as a musician, he will be missed. But we know he is with the Lord and there is no better place than that. I really miss you Emily! I always enjoyed cleaning your teeth and our visits, you will always hold a special place in my heart. I'm sorry I am out of town but please know I'm thinking and praying for you and your family. Love Jeannie
#1 Lamar, MO.Harvey & Lorraine Vice 2015-06-29 16:06
Emily and Family, we are so sorry for your loss but know Herb is with the Lord and in perfect health. What joy it must be for him to be in the presence of the Lord! He was a blessing to all who knew him and he will be missed. May the Lord comfort you all in the coming days and weeks as you adjust to this new path in life. We love you.

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