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Stephen William Vose

Stephen William Vose

May 24, 1927 - June 7, 2015

Stephen William Vose, age 88, of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 at his home.

Born May 24, 1927 in La Crosse, Missouri, he was the son of Charles Henry and Mary Anna (Baldwin) Vose. On December 19, 1947 in Elmer, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Martha Marie Bergman who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Calvin Vose of Callao, Missouri and Alvin Vose and wife MaryEllen of Atlanta, Missouri; two daughters, Twyla Tracy and husband Eldon of La Plata, Missouri and Wanda Nava and husband Phillip of Mountain Grove, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Opal Vose of Ottumwa, Iowa; 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Wesley and Leslie Vose, two sisters, Zelma Epperson and Anna Ruth Vose, and three brothers, Raymond, Edwin, and Norman Vose.

Stephen lived most all of his life on his farm near Goldsberry, Missouri. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1947. He had served as Sunday school superintendent, teacher and board member of Elmer Assembly of God Church. He was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in La Plata, Missouri.

Stephen was dedicated to God, family, church, and helping friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2015 at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in La Plata, Missouri. Officiating will be Reverend Phillip Epperson and Shoji McGhee.

Burial with military honors will be in the Bunce Cemetery, west of Elmer, Missouri. Pallbearers will be Calvin Vose, Alvin Vose, Eldon Tracy, Shoji McGhee, Phillip Nava, and Christopher Vose. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and neighbors.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 11, 2015 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Stephen William Vose may be made to Feeding Children Worldwide Inc., Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, or Hospice Compassus. They may be left at or sent to Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.

E-Memorial Book and Condolences

Signed by: Janice Lile on June 12, 2015 #

Sherry & I send our condolences. “May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abides with you, May its essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more."
Sufi Blessing
Your father had a good laugh when a cow was chasing me (Janice). We were working cattle for my father. He witnessed me jumping through a pickup window and the cattle dog went under the pickup. I thought that cow was going to come right through with me. Her head was in the pickup.
Your family holds a special place in our hearts.

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