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Frank Harmon Balster, Sr., age 83, of Jasper, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar.


     Frank was born May 1, 1927 at Hartford, Kansas to William and Martha (Kramer) Balster.  During World War II, Frank served in the Merchant Marines.  He then began a 62 year career as an over-the-road truck driver, retiring in 2007 at the age of 81 from Standley Construction.  Frank was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He was a natural and consummate story-teller whose humor brightened the days of his family and friends.  He was a member of Center Point Christian Church.


     On March 20, 1980, at Miami, Oklahoma, Frank married Rosalee (Harvey) Neher and she survives of the home.  Also surviving are five sons and their wives, Steven & Donna Balster, Jasper, Frank, Jr. & Christie Balster, Northfield, Minnesota, Lynn & Megan Neher, Jasper, Donald & Jean Neher Chautta, Georgia, and Tony & Janet Neher, Jasper; five daughters and their husbands, Cynthia Balster, Cochranton, Pennsylvania, Mary Ann & Gordon Thomas, Rustin, Louisiana, Rebecca & Billy Scott, Bentonville, Arkansas, Lisa & Tom Heavener, The Colony, Texas, and Penny & Pete Welch, Jasper; two daughters-in-law, Nancy Neher and Treza Wilbur; a sister, Betty Percy, Kenoma, Missouri; 32 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Danny and Terry Neher; two brothers, Don Shoemanker and Cecil Balster; and three sisters, Katherine Thomas, Florence Shoemaker and Judy Lewis.


     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18th at Center Point Church northeast of Carthage.  Burial will be in Waters Cemetery northwest of Jasper.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to Waters Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#14 Shelton,Wa.Audrey Schaeffer 2010-09-27 22:32
So sorry for your loss Rosalee...The Lord will see you through this.
#13 Clearwater, British Columbia, CanadaLloyd and Jean Powell Strick 2010-09-24 22:40
So sorry to hear of your loss. Rosalee, I still think of you whenever I see the afghan you made for me after my mother died.
#12 Tacoma, WaWill McNamee 2010-09-20 10:00
With love and sweet memories we will draw you near
In our thoughts and in our hearts you will always be here
We love and miss you Uncle Frank but we all know
One day we will ride with you again in that place we all go
#11 Talihina,OkScott Carter 2010-09-18 09:21
My thoughts are with you all.
#10 Dallas, TxPete Brand 2010-09-18 03:53
Rosalee and Family: Sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you Pete
#9 CaliforniaVince Rush 2010-09-18 03:52
I want to extend my deepest sympathy.

Vince Rush
#8 Joplin, MOMark and Julie Tyler 2010-09-17 12:57
Frank, Christie and Family,

We are sorry for the loss of your father. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

God Bless!
#7 The Coles 2010-09-17 10:08
Frank and Christie.

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Brian & Audrey Cole and family
#6 Carthage MoDavid & Carla Cordaway 2010-09-17 07:38
We want to extend our deepest sympathy. May God reach down and lift you up during this time..
#5 St. Joseph, MIDebbie Holman Snyder 2010-09-16 15:21
Rosalee & Family:

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

Debbie Holman Snyder

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