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Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Pastor Frank Welch, Pastor John Fife and Mr. David Land.
Music provided by: David Land - pianist; Rose Land - soloist.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: George Clossin, Steven Pease, Timothy Clossin, Doug Storts and Gary Fowler.
George Marion Pease passed away at 11:35 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri. George was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and graduated from the Vandalia High School. He had worked on the family farm and was called to serve his country in World War II. George served for nearly two years in the U. S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater as an automotive mechanic. Returning home after his service, he went back to work on the family's farm raising registered black Angus cattle. In 1950 he married Martha Jane Alder and that next year they bought a farm west of Vandalia. George farmed and also owned and operated a weed and fertilizer spraying service for many years. He also worked for Schlemmer farms near Laddonia for several years. On November 23, 1979, George began maintenance and custodial work at the Post Office in Vandalia. He continued working there until his retirement on January 26, 2006. George and Martha were longtime members of the Vandalia United Methodist Church where he had served as a church board member. He was also a member of the BPM Club, worked with the Vandalia Fair Association for many years and received the Master Farmer award in.
Born: August 22, 1926 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the son of Cecil Dewey and Pearle B. (White) Pease.
Married: Martha Jane Alder on September 24, 1950 in Vandalia, Missouri.
Survivors include: wife, Martha Jane of Vandalia; one son, Dennis C. and wife, Colleen E. Pease of Columbia, Missouri; one daughter, Judy K. and husband, George Clossin of Knob Noster, Missouri; three grandchildren: Steven E. Pease of Northridge, California; Elizabeth A. Pease of Vandalia; Timothy G. R. Clossin of Springfield, Missouri; one great-grandson: Jonah Clossin of Springfield; also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: two brothers, John Raymond Pease and Robert Pease who died in infancy; two sisters, Anna Mae Erb and Bettye Jean Scherder.
Memorials are encouraged to the Missouri Veterans Home, 1 Veterans Drive, Mexico, Missouri 65265 or to the Pike County Christian School in Currryville, Missouri 63339.
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