Services will be Friday, November 3, 2017 at at Prugh Dunfee Funeral Home with visitation an hour prior to the service. Elbert was the only child of Lowell and Myrtle (Goff) Risser. Elbert spent most of his life in the Sheridan area.Burial will be at the Kirk Cemetery in Allendale, MO. After graduation he worked as a clerk in a grocery store and farmed. On July 30, 2004 he remarried his first wife, Doris. In his free time, he spent many years restoring John Deere tractors.Arrangements are under the direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Blythdale, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, Missouri. Joyce loved working there and would continue to do so until she and Lynden received the three special gifts that would change their lives forever; Karen, Kent, and Kathy.Richard Miller was born February 12, 1960 to Russell and Roseanna (Gilpatrick) Miller. Joyce would stay home and raise her family until the early 80’s when she decided to go back out into the workforce and began working for the SCS office in Grant City.He was stationed in Europe during the Korean conflict.He began his service as a mechanic and then was chosen to join special services where he represented his country as a world class pole vaulter.Phyllis attended Denver Missouri elementary school and graduated from Grant City High School in 1954. He is survived by wife Sharon, sister Annette Jones, son Doug Fletchall (Pam), Don Holman (Gail), Gene Auten (Christy), and daughter Marty Parker (Doug), 5 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, many friends and relatives.She was a member of the Denver Methodist Church where she taught Children’s Sunday School class for many years. While working at the bank, Joyce started dating a dashing young man named Lynden Thompson.
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Elbert was preceded in death by his parents, a wife Patty, and a son Kerry.
He leaves behind his wife, Doris, of the home as well as six children; Chris (Michelle) Risser, Bedford, IA, Gayland (Debbie) Risser, Hermosa, SD, Mike (Teresa) Risser, Bedford, IA, Malinda Nelson, Sheridan, MO, Bill (Amy) Straight, Grant City, Mo and Tish (Duane) Warner, Grant City, MO.
Harold retired after many years working in construction, mostly in waterproofing, concrete finishing and as a bricklayer.
Harold, along with his first wife, Ann, and second wife, Virginia, owned and operated a popcorn wagon, travelling to fairs, steam engine shows and tractor pulls in the Midwest.