MORLEY - Con L. McArthur, 78, died Jan. 11, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Sept. 10, 1926, in Aid, he was the son of the late William Verley and Mabel Gertrude Hudson McArthur. He was a gunner's mate with the U.S. Navy on the LCI (M) 805 and participated in the Invasion of Okinawa during World War II. A member of the Morley Baptist Church, he was a heavy equipment operator before retiring. He was also a lifetime member and past commander of Morley VFW Post 5368 and member of Morley Masonic Lodge 184.
On March 6, 1948, at Rock Island, Ill., he married Mary Jane Gibbs who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Paula McArthur of Bonner Springs, Kan.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Sandra Kay McArthur of Morley and Linda and John McDonough of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Chloene Witte of Sikeston; and three grandchildren, Michael McArthur of Bonner Springs and Alec McDonough and Lauren McDonough of Poplar Bluff.
Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Rodney Davis, pastor of the Morley Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in the New Morley Cemetery at Morley.