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Kenneth Eggleston

May 19, 1933 — November 26, 2012

Kenneth Warren Eggleston, 79, of Arbela, Missouri passed away Monday afternoon, November 26, 2012, at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. The son of Herbert and Edna Mae Bechtel Eggleston he was born May 19, 1933 in the Brock area of Scotland County, Missouri.

He attended grade school at Brock and then graduated with the Class of 1951 at the Memphis High School. He played basketball on a team and they held the record for winning, rarely being defeated. After graduation he served in the armed forces around the Korean Conflict era in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954.

He married Mary Onken on January 16, 1955 and to this union a son was born, Mark. Later he married Kay Daggs Feb. 25, 1973 and they had a daughter, Kristy.

He was a lifelong area farmer raising both livestock and crops as well as attending to the chores on their farm at Brock. He was a man that believed in supporting his family and liked attending community activities.  The coffee shop was his hangout in his spare time as he enjoyed hearing the latest, drinking coffee, settling the worlds problems and shooting the bull with everyone. He was declared unofficially the “Mayor of Brock”.

He was currently serving on the Public Water Board of  Scotland County as well as the County Commissioner from 1989 to 1994. He was a Member of the Memphis Lodge # 16 A. F. & A. M., the Order of the Eastern Star #343 of Rutledge and attended the Arbela United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Keith Eggleston, a brother-in-law, Larry Daggs, and a son-in-law, Bill Ketchum.

Survivors include his wife; Kay Eggleston of Arbela, son; Mark Eggleston of Hannibal, MO, daughter: Kristy Eggleston-Wood of Arbela, stepdaughter; Kelley Ketchum of Memphis, stepsons; Mark McClamroch of Bucklin, MO and Wyatt McClamroch of Trenton, MO, four grandchildren; Tiffany (Stephen) Link of Hannibal, Spenser Eggleston of Chicago, IL, Taylar and Tasha Eggleston-Wood of Arbela, MO, eight step-grandchildren and eleven step great-grandchildren

Memorials are suggested to the Masonic Lodge # 16 in Memphis, Eastern Star Chapter #343 of Rutledge, Mt. Moriah Cemetery Association or the Arbela United Methodist Church  and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.
Visitation
Payne Funeral Chapel
202 East Madison St
Memphis, Missouri 63555
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12-8 Family 5-8
Masonic Service 7:30 PM
Service
Payne Funeral Chapel
202 East Madison St
Memphis, Missouri 63555
Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:30 PM
Interment
Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Route N, Scotland County, Missouri
Memorial Contributions
Memorials are suggested to the Masonic Lodge # 16 in Memphis, Eastern Star Chapter #343 of Rutledge, Mt. Moriah Cemetery Association or the Arbela United Methodist Church  and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kenneth Eggleston, please visit our flower store.

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