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Obituaries

Obituaries

John R. Gordon 1929 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for John R. Gordon, 77, Lawrence, were Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Main Street Baptist Church in California, Mo. Burial was in Gambell Cemetery in California, Mo.Mr. Gordon died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at his home.He was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Barnett, Mo., the son of Aubry and Nellie Rohrbach Gordon.Mr. Gordon served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1952 to 1954. He worked as a structural ironworker.Survivors include his wife, Violet Gordon, of the home; two sons, Earnest and Michael Oshel, both of Lawrence; three daughters, Kay Beth Goodwillie, Eldon, Mo., Teresa Lay, Tulsa, Okla., and Roxanna Bowman, Lawrence; two sisters, Edna Gray and Hazel Flippin, both of California, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie was in charge of local arrangements.