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Everett Medler

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Everett Medler, son of the late Raymond Medler and Mamye Lucas Medler, was born on Nov. 10, 1915, at Bernie and died in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at the age of 93.

Mr. Medler was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former inspector with Elder Manufacturing Company and Arvin Automotive, a former presser with Medler's Cleaners in Dexter, and a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II.

He was also a member of Kenady-Hanks American Legion Post #59 and a resident of Dexter.

Mr. Medler is survived by two daughters, Karen Putnam of O'Fallon and Vicci Sweeney and husband Jim of Springfield; four grandchildren, Scott Putnam, Leah Grover, Robin Putnam and Jamee Umlauf; three brothers, Glen Medler of Poplar Bluff, Leroy Medler of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Chet Medler of Dexter; one sister, Mildred Wheeler of Dexter; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, R.C. Medler; and one sister, Edith Medler.

Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating.

Interment followed in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with full military honors.


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