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     Gerald Dee Gruver, age 66 of Lamar, passed away Monday, May 3, 2010 at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin.

 

     Gerald was born August 27, 1943, at the family home in Nashville, Missouri, to Albert and Veda (Eberting) Gruver.  On June 21, 1963, at Liberty, Missouri, he married Susan Kay Fleet and they have made their home in Barton County for the past 46 years.  In addition to being a cattleman and farmer, Gerald owned and operated Gruver’s Auction in Milford for more than 30 years.  He was an active member of Full Gospel Tabernacle, and a former member of Barton County Chamber of Commerce and Jerico Springs Masonic Lodge.

 

     Survivors include his wife, Susan, of the home; two daughters and their husbands, Stephanie & Dan Rothrock, Lee’s Summit, and Julie & Ronald Vincent, Nevada; his step-mother, Pollyanna Gruver, Racine; his mother-in-law, Val Schwindaman, Lockwood, two brothers and their wives, Loyd & Roza Mary Gruver, Jerico Springs, and Darrell & Denise Gruver, Seneca; two sisters, Linda Jacoby, Pleasant Valley, and Sharon Perry, Holt, Missouri; four granddaughters, Heather, Tara, Brooklynn, and Kaitlynn; and a great-granddaughter, Katherine Olivia.  Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carol Gruver.

 

      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 8th at Full Gospel Tabernacle with burial in Howell Cemetery near Milford.

 

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home.

 

     Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Comments  

#6 winchester vatroy schmidt 2010-05-11 07:27
my prayers are with susan and the rest of the family.im geralds son dad and i talk on the phone alot.i miss him.
#5 Carl Junction, moTeresa DemingsShelton 2010-05-10 12:31
Julie, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
#4 Milford, MOOpal Dockery 2010-05-06 19:10
I appreciate the friendship that we had and miss you very much already.
Here is a poem I wrote just for you. I know you would like it:

GOOD FRIENDS ARE HERE AND THEN THEY PASS,
BUT THEIR MEMORIES ALWAYS LAST.
#3 Milford, MOJack Truman 2010-05-06 19:06
We miss you Gruver. You were a great friend. Rest in peace. You will be missed.
#2 Gillette,WYJC,Crystal,Johnny and Hunter S 2010-05-06 13:40
Any body that ever had Gerald as a friend,will never find any better. He will be missed by many and remembered by our family deeply. We always had fun with Gerald. From JC,Crystal,Johnny and Hunter Study
#1 NOEL, MO.GEORGE BURTON / BONNIE LEONARD 2010-05-06 09:26
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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