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Family of Lenard Elder

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010, at 11:15 AM

Everyone please keep the family and many friends of Mr. Lenard Elder in your prayers.

He was a remarkable man, a great teacher, bus driver and best of all a friend to my family growing up If you went to Deering school and he knew you, he never forgot your name.

You are now with the Angels.

Lenard Elder

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lenard G. Elder, 80, son of the late Claude and Agnes Jones Elder, was born Sept. 25, 1929 in Blue Mountain, Miss., and departed this life Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

Lenard married Merry J. Russ Sept. 25, 1955, in Steele, Mo.

He served in the United States Army from 1952-1954, was a school teacher for 34 years and drove the school bus for 43 years at Delta C-7 in Deering, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Merry Elder, of Deering; one son, Len Elder and his friend, Linda, of Kennett; two daughters, Carolyn Owen and husband, Dennis, of Fenton, Mo., and Marilyn Cross and husband, Brad, of McLeansboro, Ill., two grandchildren, Cory Owen, of Fenton, and Cara Aronhalt and husband, Dan, of Ballwin, Mo.; one brother, Ernie Elder and wife, Sarah, of Olive Branch, Miss., and other relatives and many many friends.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Buck, Cliff, Carl, C.M., Charles and James Elder, and four sisters: Mary Grace, Geneva, Annie and Elizabeth.

Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, March 19, at Crossroad Worship Center in Braggadocio, Mo.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Crossroad Worship Center in Braggadocio with Rev. Glyn Davis officiating.

Burial followed in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers are Thomas, Bobby, Danny and Ronnie Grisham, Tommy and Larry Elder, Tom Lebo and John Calhoun.

Honorary pallbearers are Jack Callis, Burt Heller, Doug James, David LaGore, Dale Jones, Nick and Eric Weatherwax, Keith and Mark Ward, George Byers, Tim, Larry and Jerry Young and Larry Hogan.

Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church in Steele.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.

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Mr. Elder was everyone's "favorite" teacher back in the 60's & 70's. He was loved by many and respected by all. He will truly be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with his wife and family.

Vicki Sanders Lentz Hardy

Delta C-7 Class of '71

-- Posted by vhardy on Thu, Mar 18, 2010, at 12:00 PM

he was great guy they are like family to me he is really going to be missed i love yall very much

-- Posted by karessa10 on Sun, Mar 21, 2010, at 10:06 AM

Mr. Elder was one of the greatest teachers at Deering-Delta C-7. He never forgot any of us and was always glad to see us.... We loved you, Mr. Elder... Thank you for being our friend and teacher.... Rest in Peace and we know you will always be with us.... Our thoughts and prayers are with Merry Jim and family... Brenda and Steve

-- Posted by bal1970 on Wed, Mar 24, 2010, at 2:01 PM

A beloved teacher and friend who reminded us girls to "mind our reputations" because boys gossip was worse than girls.

-- Posted by ms.pat on Wed, Mar 31, 2010, at 8:34 AM

hello my name is david jackson from southeast Missouri i am goin in the hospital after may 14th and have knee surgrey pls pray for me ok ty and godbless you

-- Posted by lighthouseman4564 on Wed, May 5, 2010, at 9:58 PM

My thoughts are with MRS. Elder and the children i was blessed to have Mr. Elder as a teacher and neighbor and friend! Him and Mrs. Elder had always treated me like one of their own he will very missed

-- Posted by geneva on Wed, May 19, 2010, at 10:16 AM

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