Archive for Monday, June 2, 1997


June 2, 1997


— Services for Jerry William Fuqua, 70, McLouth, will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth.

Mr. Fuqua died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at his home in McLouth.

He was born June 20, 1926, in Leavenworth, the son of Wilfred F. and Edna K. Knapp Fuqua. He grew up in the Springdale area in Leavenworth County and was a lifelong resident of the Springdale and McLouth areas.

He and his wife farmed in the McLouth area for many years. They moved into McLouth in 1968. He later worked in his own shop and operated a lawn mowing service for the McLouth school district.

Mr. Fuqua was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the 76th Infantry Division in Europe from 1944 to 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart in 1945.

He was a member of the McLouth United Methodist Church and a 1944 graduate of McLouth High School.

He married Myrtice Woodhead on Feb. 10, 1946. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Larry, Hesston, Bill, McPherson, Max, Inman, and Don, Hesston; a brother, Herbert, Dallas; eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call after 5:30 p.m. today at the McLouth United Methodist Church. The family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, also at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the McLouth United Methodist Church in care of the Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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