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     Frank Edward Rader, age 81, of rural Lamar, passed away Sunday evening, August 7, 2016, following a long illness.

     Frank was born September 8, 1934, in Barton County, Missouri, to Elbert and Elsie (Cass) Rader.  On December 5, 1965, at the Christian Church in Lamar, he married Maxine Roby and they made their home and farmed in the Hopewell community for the past 50 years.  Great memories were made throughout those years, as Frank and Maxine traveled the U.S., visiting Hawaii five times, Alaska twice, and every other state at least once.  An avid Royals and Cardinals baseball fan, Frank loved to go to Florida to watch his beloved Cardinals in spring training.  He also went to Surprise, Arizona for the Royals spring training in 2004 and 2005. 

     Active in his community, Frank served on the board of the Barton County Senior Center, where he enjoyed the daily fellowship of friends, shooting pool, and playing dominos.  Loyal to his country and interested in government, he was an active affiliate in the Barton County Republican Women and Men Associates.  Frank was a member of Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

     Survivors include his wife, Maxine and son, David, of the home; a daughter, Cynthia (Monte) Johnson and granddaughter, Sydney Johnson of Carl Junction, Missouri; a brother Robert (Barbara) Rader of Jasper, Missouri; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 11th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Senior Center, in care of the funeral home.


#10 Ash Grove, MOWendell and Lorri Wycuff 2016-08-15 08:09
So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Our condolences to you and your family.
#9 Nick and Brenda Myers 2016-08-12 15:04
Love you Maxine. God bless you w great comfort as you go through this season. Brenda and Nick Myers
#8 Joplin, MoNick and Brenda Myers 2016-08-12 14:56
Maxine, we are thinking of you and your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both!
#7 Seneca, MoPaul and Eula Durman 2016-08-11 10:11
Our prayers are with you today and in the days to follow. May God comfort you during this sad time.
#6 Linda martin 2016-08-10 19:09
Sorry for your loss
#5 Lamar moLinda martin 2016-08-10 19:07
So sorry for your loss prayers are with the whole family
#4 Shannon Ladd Crutcher 2016-08-10 15:52
Maxine, David, Cynthia,
My prayers are with you, please have peace and understanding. So glad you have so many wonderful memories.
#3 SheldonJune Gray 2016-08-09 13:45
Sorry to all the family for your loss.
#2 jOPLIN MOIola French 2016-08-09 08:51
Just a note to let you know that we are thinking of you today. Our prayers are surely wit you
#1 Alan Washburn 2016-08-09 05:41
Frank was a good neighbor. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family

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