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Archive for Monday, December 10, 2001

Merritt Louis Musick Sr.

December 10, 2001

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— He was born March 1, 1910, in Eudora, the son of Ephraim and Grace (Schellack) Musick. He was a farmer and also worked for many years hauling hedge posts to Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri. He and his wife owned Dairy Joy in DeSoto from 1963 to 1986.

Mr. Musick was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Eudora, the Mt. Oread Aerie No. 309 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lawrence. He was a former member of the Kaw Valley School Board and one of the founding members of Farmers County Co-op. After his retirement, he spent many winters in Texas.

He married Ella M. Wichman on July 7, 1931, in Olathe. She died on May 20, 1978. He married Florence Nuckolls on Feb. 27, 1980, in Edinburgh, Tex. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include six daughters, Shirley Crawshaw, Baldwin, Geraldine Wilcox, Hutchison, Iona Mae Spring, Imogene Brecheisen, Janice McKenzie and Marilyn Lindeen, all of Eudora; four sons, Norman Musick, LaVerne Musick and Merritt Musick Jr., Eudora, and Larry Musick, Alco, Ark.; one sister, Edna Mae Schmidt, Lawrence; 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The family suggests memorials to the church or to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., sent in care of the mortuary.

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