Earl Brown Page, 92, Palmyra, Mo., passed away Monday, March 2, 2020, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., after battling cancer.
He was born Oct. 20, 1927, at home, north of Palmyra, a son of Samuel Brown Page and Leona Mae Kroeger Page of Palmyra. Earl married Mary Maxine Welsch, Dec. 4, 1949, in Ewing, Mo.. She preceded him in death on April 5, 2007.
Survivors include four daughters, Janet (Joe) Yarbrough, Palmyra; Patty (Larry) Uhlmeyer, Taylor, Mo.; Theresa (Larry) Hoffmann, Quincy; and Cheryl (David) Phelps, Oak Grove, Mo.; one son, Lenny (Kathy) Page, Palmyra. He has 11 grandchildren, Tony (Melody) Yardbrough, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Brian (Starla) Yarbrough, Lawson, Mo.; Marissa (John) Millet, Liberty, Mo.; Michael Uhlmeyer, Ballwin, Mo.; Travis Cottrell, Grimes, Iowa; Tonya (Tim) Dimmitt, Centralia, Mo.; Troy (Val) Cottrell, North Port, Fla.; Karen (Pete) Bradfield, Olathe, Kan.; Brad Phelps, Independence, Mo.; Ashley (Tyler) Simon, Mexico, Mo.; and Casey Page, Hazel Park, Mich.; 18 great-grandchildren, Austin and Tyler Yarbrough, Emerson, Preston and Kerington Yarbrough, Andrew, and Kinsley Millet, Johnathan Uhlmeyer, Paige and Jocelyn Cottrell, Morgan and Cooper Dimmitt, Denver and Aspen Cottrell, Benjamin Bradfield, Elizabeth Phelps, and Grace and Daniel Simon; one sister, Rosalie (Robert) Serbin, Palmyra; one brother-in-law, Carl Bob Krietemeyer; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Earl also had a very special friend, Maurine Willing, who survives.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Vera Shouse-Herzog-Krietemeyer; two brothers-in-law, Robert Shouse and Henry Herzog.
Earl and his wife lived and worked the farm located northeast of Palmyra.
He was an ASCS Community and County Committee member for 28 years (1963-1991) and an ASCS field assistant for five years (1991-1996) and Marion County election judge for 32 years (1974-2006). He was an MFA Oil delegate and was on the Fabius Community House Board.
Earl taught wine making at John Wood College for five years (2003-2008).
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He liked to fish, talk on the CB and loved to joke with all and make them laugh.
Earl was also a long-time active member of the Quincy, Ill., Eagles Club, where he loved to dance. At every family gathering, he always baked and brought the hot rolls, which were everyone’s favorite.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 7, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Father Kelechi Uzuegbu will officiate. Entombment will be at the mausoleum in Palmyra.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 7, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.