DEXTER - Loren D. "Bud" Killmer, 68, died Nov. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Dec. 30, 1934, at Pyletown, son of the late H.T. and Laura Lula Waggoner Killmer, he was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board and Administrative Board. A retired member of the 1221st Transportation Company of the Missouri National Guard in Dexter, he was a veteran of the Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He retired from Brown Shoe Company in Dexter and was employed by the Daily Statesman in Dexter for the past five years.
On Nov. 11, 1960, he married Mary E. Asbell who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Elizabeth "Libby" Killmer of Pittsburg, Kan.; two sisters, Zelda King of O'Fallon and Irene Willis of Grand Blanc, Mich.; and three grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Killmer, Cody Lee Killmer and Colt Wesley Killmer of Pittsburg.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmo Eason, George Killmer and Rex Killmer; and four sisters, Faye Smith, Wanda Lee Porch, Lola Kastner and Naomi McClard.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Keith Garland and the Rev. Mike Watkins will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter.