Friday, October 30, 2009 graveside services at 11:00 a.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Mr. Larry Shaw.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: John Hobbs, David Nichols, Eddie Hoover, Jim Rentfro, Jerry Dudley and Kevin Gerdeman.
Kenneth Ray "Skeeter" Todd passed away at 4:45 p.m. at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. He was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended area schools. Just after school, he joined the U. S. Navy and served three years in the Pacific Theatre. After returning to Vandalia after his military service, "Skeeter" went to work at Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia. He mainly worked as a tow motor operator during the 41 years with Harbison Walker. When he wasn't working, "Skeeter" enjoyed fishing, reading and watching Cardinal baseball games.
Born: June 23, 1925 in Vandalia, Missouri the son of John and Carrie (McPherson) Todd.
Married: Patsy Sue Benn in Vandalia on September 9, 1948; she preceded him in death on August 10, 2007.
Survivors include: two daughters: Suzy M. and husband, John Hobbs of rural Monroe City, Missouri; Tammy K. and husband, David Nichols of Vandalia; one sister: Nina Renner of Wellsville, Missouri; three grandchildren: Kevin Gerdeman of Vandalia, Angie Gerdeman of Vandalia and Amie Myers of LaPlata, Missouri; nine great-grandchildren: Sarah Gerdeman, Chris Gerdeman, John Gerdeman, Richard Carpenter, Hayley Carpenter, Nickalas Carpenter, Anthony Shearon, Gavin Myers and Tegan Myers; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: wife, Patsy Sue; six brothers: Walter Todd, Ray Todd, Bill Todd, J. R. Todd, John Elwyn Todd and John Delbert Todd; three sisters: Millie Peery, Frankie Shirley and Dorothy Todd who died in infancy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Susan G. Komen for the cure.