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Max A. Kapfer

August 21, 1927 — January 6, 2015

Max A. Kapfer, 87 of Memphis, Missouri passed away early Tuesday morning on January 6, 2015 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri.

The son of Herbert and Abbie (Rice) Kapfer he was born on August 21, 1927, in Knox County, Missouri.

Max married Hazel Lorraine Donaldson on September 4, 1949 and to this union five children were born, Stephen; Daniel; Naomi; Mark; and Joel.

Max was raised and lived most of his life in the Greensburg, Missouri area. He began farming with his father, Herbert, and brother, Earl. They grew row crops and raised livestock. After Herbert's passing, Max and Earl continued farming near the Knox and Scotland County line.

During Max's retirement years, he stayed very active. He owned and operated a fireworks stand near Baring, Missouri for nearly twenty years. He enjoyed visiting with everyone that stopped in whether to buy fireworks or not. Max took great pleasure in selling sweet corn and watermelon on the Memphis square. He looked forward to outings and visits with his dear friend, Buddy Couch.

Max was a lifelong member of the Greensburg Baptist Church where he was very active. As a Sunday school teacher, he enjoyed sharing God's word with local members.

Max was preceded in death by his parents, a son Daniel Kapfer, and daughter Naomi Kapfer Crowl two brothers Marvin Kapfer and Earl Kapfer,two sisters Ruth Kapfer and Velma Adams, sister-in-law Roberta Kapfer and his brother-in-law, Stanley Adams.

Survivors include three sons: Stephen Kapfer of Baring, Missouri, Mark (Juvie) Kapfer, of Mesa, Arizona, and Joel (Sheri) Kapfer of Memphis, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Erin (Jeff) Taylor of Eustis,Florida, Brandi (Rom) Kapfer of Valley Park, Missouri, Casey (Mike) Langen of San Tan Valley, Arizona, Danielle (Derek) Tellez of Phoenix, Arizona, Paige (Delso) Merritt of Grand Island, New York, Tyrel Kapfer of  Gilbert, Arizona, Hannah Kapfer of Mesa, Arizona, Jarrett Kapfer of Mesa, Arizona, and Jacob Kapfer of Memphis, Missouri, eleven great-grandchildren, two sister-in-laws: Avis Kapfer of Boone, Iowa, and Lois Harris of Glendale, Arizona, a brother-in-law Charles (Wanda) Donaldson of Kirksville, Missouri, one son-in-law, Bryan Crowl of Baring, Missouri, and and a host of many nieces, nephews and other family members along with many good friends.
Visitation
Friday Jan. 9,2015  12 to 8   Family Hour 6-8 p.m.
Service
Saturday, Jan. 10,2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis
Interment
Greenhsburg Cemetery
Greensburg, MO in Knox county, Missouri.
Memorial Contributions
To either the Scotland County Nutrition Site
OR
The Greensburg Cemetery Association
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