March 11, 2020

Earl Brown Page, 92, of Palmyra, Mo., died March 2, 2020, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL, after battling cancer.

He was born October 20, 1927 at home, North of Palmyra, a son of Samuel Brown Page and Leona Mae Kroeger Page of Palmyra, MO.

Earl married Mary Maxine Welsch, December 4, 1949 in Ewing, MO. She preceded him in death on April 5, 2007.

They lived and worked the farm located NE of Palmyra. He was an ASCS Community and County Committee Member for 28 years (1963-1991) and an ASCS Field Assistant for 5 years (1991-1996), Marion County Election Judge for 32 years (1974-2006), taught Wine making at John Wood College for 5 years (2003-2008). He was an MFA Oil Delegate and was on the Fabius Community House Board. 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 Eagles Club, in Quincy, IL, where he loved to dance. At every family gathering he always baked and brought the hot rolls (everyone's favorite)!

Survivors include four daughters, Janet (Joe) Yarbrough, of Palmyra, Patty (Larry) Uhlmeyer, of Taylor, Theresa (Larry) Hoffmann of Quincy, Cheryl (David) Phelps, of Oak Grove, MO, one son, Lenny (Kathy) Page, of Palmyra. He has 11 grandchildren Tony (Melody) Yardbrough of Lee's Summit, MO, Brian (Starla) Yarbrough of Lawson, MO, Marissa (John) Millet of Liberty, MO, Michael Uhlmeyer of Ballwin, MO, Travis Cottrell of Grimes, IA, Tonya (Tim) Dimmitt of Centralia, MO, Troy (Val) Cottrell of North Port, FL, Karen (Pete) Bradfield of Olathe, KS, Brad Phelps of Independence, MO, Ashley (Tyler) Simon of Mexico, MO, and Casey Page of Hazel Park, MI. 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, Grace and Daniel Simon. A sister Rosalie (Robert) Serbin of Palmyra, Mo., brother in-law Carl Bob Krietemeyer, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Earl also had a very special friend, Maurine Willing, she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, sister in-law Vera Shouse-Herzog-Krietemeyer, 2(two) brother in-laws Robert Shouse and Henry Herzog.

Funeral Services were held March 7, 2020 at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra, MO. Father Kelechi Uzuegbu officiated. Entombment will be at the Mausoleum in Palmyra, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blessing Hospice.

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